Gunmen abduct Ogun youth leader, demand N30m
The Coordinator of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State, Olamilekan Okunuga has abducted.
It was gathered that the victim was ambushed on his way from Ibadan, along the Ogere on Thursday.
Okunuga was driving himself when the gunmen stopped him and whisked him away to an unknown location in the forest.
His vehicle was reportedly abandoned by the roadside.
The incident was confirmed by the State Chairman of the NYCN, Abduljabar Ayelaagbe, on Sunday.
Ayelaagbe revealed that the abductors had already demanded a ransom of N30 million.
He added that the victim’s car was later recovered from an unknown person, who was said to be driving it along Ogijo.
“Our coordinator at Odogbolu Local Government was kidnapped about two or three days around Ogere in Ogun State. He went to Ibadan, but on his return, he was abducted by the kidnappers.
“That night when he was abducted, we learnt that his car was abandoned by the roadside. On Friday evening, we got information from the police that the car was intercepted while being driven by a man at Ogijo. The man driving the car said he saw the kidnappers when they were taking away Okunuga, adding that he decided to take the car away after the kidnapping operation. That one has been arrested, according to the police.
“We were told that the kidnappers have contacted his family and they are demanding a ransom of N30million to secure Okunuga’s release,” Ayelaagbe said.
The NYCN Chairman appealed to the police and other security agencies in the state to rescue the abductee unhurt.
The police is yet to confirm the incident as the image maker of the command was not available to give a statement.