Gunmen Abduct Hotelier, Family Members in Oyo
Gunmen suspected to be of Fulani extract have kidnapped a hotelier, identified as Olukunle Oyedokun, his wife, children at Ajaawa community, Ogo Oluwa Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The family members were identified as his wife, Busayo Oyedokun, and the baby she’s nursing; Oyedokun’s first child, Omoriyeba, and her six-year-old daughter, Adesewa; his brother’s wife, Juliana Oyedokun, and her 10-year-old son, John; and another child belonging to Oyedokun, Oluwajuwonlo; in addition to the guest.
It was learnt that the abductors invaded the hotel behind CAC Primary School, Lagbedu Road and reportedly fired shots into the air sporadically, after which they seized the seven victims and took them to an unknown destination through the bush.
It was gathered two persons in the hotel escaped being kidnapped by the gunmen.
A family source informed newsmen that the hotelier was preparing for his father’s burial before the abductors’ invasion of the hotel.
It was learnt that the kidnappers had contacted the family through the victim's phones demanding a 15 million Naira ransom.
A family source who craved anonymity said after pleadings, the kidnappers have reduced the ransom to N2.5 million.
There has been disquiet in the area where the kidnap took place, as the residents said that such has never occurred in their midst.
Efforts to speak with the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso, proved abortive, as his mobile phone line was switched off.