Gunmen kidnap Ekiti PDP chief, demand N30m ransom


Bandits kill DSS officer after receiving N5m ransom

Gunmen on Saturday kidnapped the Financial Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Mr. Kayode Oni.

Oni was reportedy kidnapped on the Efon-Erio-Ekiti Expressway while returning to Aramoko Ekiti in the Ekiti West Local Government Area around 4.30pm.

The state Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Jackson Adebayo, told journalists in Ado Ekiti on Sunday that Oni was returning from where he went to conduct the PDP Local Government Congress in the Efon LGA.

He revealed that the kidnappers had established contact with his wife and younger brother and demanded N30m ransom.

He added that Oni was carrying his daughter and grandson in his car at the time he was kidnapped.

“The family told the abductors that the entire family can’t even raise N1m. Our party is not resting as well. We are trying to ensure that he is safe,” Adebayo added.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abdullahi Chafe, said he was out of Ekiti and had not been briefed.

“I can’t confirm now; there is no way I will know because I am not in Ekiti State as I speak to you,” the CP said.

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