Abductors Of Couple In Osun Demand N34m Ransom


    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

    The abductors of a couple at Ori-Omi Pupa, Agric, a village between Esa-Odo and Esa-Oke in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State have demanded N34milliom ransom from the relatives of the farmers.

    It was gathered that the couple, London and Blessing Omoru were kidnapped on Wednesday around 10pm at their farm settlement.

    Police, local hunters, as well as other security operatives were informed about the incident and have been combing the forest to rescue the couple.

    Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola said police operatives have been deployed to the scene with a view to rescuing the victims.

    “The incident was reported to the police around 10:45pm by the victims’ in-law and the force Anti-Kidnapping unit was deployed to the scene for rescue operation. The victims’ motorcycle was recovered at the scene and taken back to the police station.

    “Presently, a joint operation involving police, local hunters, Oodua Peoples Congress and Vigilante Groups, is ongoing to rescue the victims and arrest the perpetrators.

    The personnel are combing the forest around the community, about 10kilometres from the main road, as well as other adjoining settlements in the area,” she said.



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