Gunmen abduct PDP official in Ekiti, demand N30m ransom

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the Financial Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr. Kayode Oni.

Oni was reportedly seized at a location between Efon and Erio at about 4.30 pm on Saturday on his way back to Aramoko, headquarters of Ekiti West Local Government Area.
He was said to be returning from Efon where he officiated in the PDP local government Congress.

Ekiti PDP spokesman, Mr Jackson Adebayo, disclosed to reporters on Sunday that the kidnappers had established contact with the
victim’s wife and younger brother and demanded a sum of N30 million as ransom.

He revealed that Oni, who was in his car alongside his daughter and grandson, was waylaid by his captors and whisked to an unknown destination.

According to him, only Adebayo was taken away to the kidnappers’ hideout leaving behind other occupants of the vehicle.

Adebayo said: “He went to conduct our Local Government Congress in Efon Alaaye and was abducted while returning to Aramoko.

The family had been contacted, but they told the abductors that even the entire family can’t raise N1m and they were requesting for a staggering sum of N30m to secure his freedom.

The family told us reliably that they have made formal complaint at the police station in Efon about the situation and they promised to take actions.

Our party is not resting as well. We are making contact to ensure that his safety is guaranteed in the kidnappers’ den.”

The State Police Command was yet to make official pronouncement on the incident at time of filing this report.


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