Kwara: Kidnappers Place N30m Ransom On Victim

Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N30 million to release Engineer Ayo Alabi, one of the nine persons who were abducted at Eleyin village between Oke-Onigbin and Omu-Aran in Irepodun local government area of Kwara state last Saturday .

It was gathered that the kidnappers got in touch with a friend of the victim, Mr Williams Owolabi on Sunday night and demanded a ransom of N30 million to secure his release.

Alabi was returning from a funeral held at Osi in Ekiti local government area of Kwara state on Saturday evening when six armed men emerged from the bush and ordered the seven people in a Sienna bus to come down and led them into the bush.

Also, a car being driven by a pastor and his wife was intercepted by gun men at Ekan meje/Ekiti axis in Kwara South.

However, the police in a gun battle have been able to rescue four out of the seven victims in the Sienna Bus while the kidnappers escaped with the remaining three passengers .

The spokesman of the state Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi who confirmed the two kidnap cases said some arrests have been made and police patrol have been intensified across the state.


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