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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Gunmen Kidnap NYCN Coordinator In Ogun, Demand N30m Ransom

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The Daily Crucible | Published Sunday, October 10, 2021

Coordinator of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State,  Olamilekan Okunuga,
has been abducted by gunmen.

Okunuga was said to have been kidnapped on his way from Ibadan, along the Ogere axis on Thursday.

The gunmen, it was learnt, accosted him while he was driving himself in his private car from the Oyo State capital, ordered to disembark and pulled into the forest by the abductors.

The youth leader’s car was thereafter, abandoned by the roadside.

The State Chairman of the NYCN, Abduljabar Ayelaagbe, confirmed the incident to reporters on Sunday.

According to him, the kidnappers were currently demanding a ransom of N30 million before Okunuga could be set free from captivity.

Ayelaagbe told our correspondent 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.

Reaction of the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, is being awaited.



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