@csrf

26.05.2021 news Kidnappers Yet to Contact Oyo APC Youth Leader 3 Days After Taking His Wife

Published 26th May, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

Ajibola Areokuta Salawu, the Youth Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Oyo State, has said he is still unable to communicate with the abductors of his wife, three days after they kidnapped her.

According to Salawu, his wife Arikeade was kidnapped at gunpoint on Sunday evening when the two of them were about to separately drive into their residence in the Oja-Igbo area of Aremo, Ibadan.

“Her car was in front while mine was behind. Before we could drive in, the armed gunmen attacked us at the gate and whisked her away,” Salawu said.

“Thankfully, they didn’t injure anyone. I am still expecting to hear from them. All I want is for my wife to be safely released.”

On the suggestion of informing the state security agents about the incident, he insisted that he was not “interested in anyone nabbing the kidnappers”.

READ ALSO: Herdsmen Demand N100m Ransom after Abducting UI Student on Poultry Farm in Ibadan

“In the western countries, those things work. But here, I don’t believe the idea works,” he said. “The authorities, including the state governor, have invited me to a meeting over it but I refused. All I want is for my wife to be released even if that will cost me money.”

Kidnapping has been on the rise across Nigeria since January, with families of abductees often paying ransoms although both the state and federal governments warn against it.

Premium Times revealed that in mid-April alone, at least 239 people were killed and 44 others kidnapped in separate violent incidents across Nigeria. 

Adewale Osifeso, the Oyo State police spokesman, did not answer his calls or respond to a text message sent over this issue.

Published 26th May, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

Advertisement

Our Stories

Lagos Police Extort N5,000 From Motorists Over Car Documents

Fredrick Nwabufo, Former Deputy Editor of TheCable, Launches TheLink News

President Buhari

I Will Do Whatever It Takes to Protect My People, Akeredolu Replies Buhari

First Bank

Student Misses Test Over First Bank’s Failure to Release Her N50,000 Tuition

Dele Ologbosere

Dele Ologbosere, US-Based Nigerian, ‘Defrauds’ Lagos Car Dealer of $750

Ecobank

Weeks After Failed Transaction, Ecobank Still Holds Customer’s N20,000

Hammed Bashir with family and friends

Blogger Detained by DSS Over Dapo Abiodun Story Regains Freedom After 5 Months

Abidemi Rufai

Rufai Abidemi, Dapo Abiodun’s Ex-Aide, Jailed for Wire Fraud in the US

Police Officers

Imo Policemen ‘Kidnap’ Man Who Greeted Them With a Smile

Charles Lambert

Uganda’s Charles Lambert Refused to Pay Nigerian Investor — Then Tries to Bribe and Shut FIJ Up

Advertisement