Gunmen Kidnap 3 In Ogun, Demand N10m Ransom

Gunmen have abducted three residents of Ogun State and demanded a sum of N10 million, packs of codeine, marijuana, water and food as ransom.

The kidnappers also reportedly shot one person during the operation.

It was learnt that the gunmen hid in a bush in Obada-Oko in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State and unleashed their terror on the people in the community.

They went away with three residents after the police from the Obada-Oko division engaged them in a gun duel.

Narrating his ordeal, the survivor, Razaq Lasisi, said he narrowly escaped from the kidnappers.

Lasisi, while speaking on the telephone, said the incident happened on Saturday.

Lasisi, who said he was a former secondary school principal, narrated that, on his way returning home from his place of work around 9pm, there was an attempt to kidnap him.

He said the spot where the kidnappers wanted to abduct him is close to his house.

Speaking on the fate of the kidnapped victims, Lasisi said the kidnappers have called the community and demanded a sum of N10 million and some hard drugs as ransom.

He said; “the kidnappers have called today and asked us to pay N10 million before they can release their victims.

“They said we should come along with packs of codeine, marijuana, water and food as ransom.

“But, after serious appeals, they have reduced the ransom to N1.5 million with codeine, water and food.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

Oyeyemi said one suspect had been arrested in connection with the incident.

“Yes, it is true. The suspected arrested is a strong member of the kidnappers.

“We have commenced the investigation and we would soon arrest them,” Oyeyemi added.

Source: Daily Trust 

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