Three relations of kidnapped Osun farmers, who went to ship the ransom for his or her launch, have been detained. The victims, Samuel Oladotun and Tobiloba Fashola, have been kidnapped whereas getting back from the farm on the Oke-Osun space in Ileogbo, headquarters of Ayedire native authorities on Wednesday night, January 11, 2023. The abductors initially demanded N10 million ransom earlier than they agreed to N6 million after negotiation. A household supply, who spoke to The Nation, stated Samuel’s elder brother, Sunday, and two different family members, who went to ship the ransom to the abductors at Epe, a border city with Kwara and Kogi, on Monday, have been detained. He added that their abductors are actually demanding one other N24 million earlier than they’ll launch the victims. The spokesperson of Royal Ambassador, the organisation the victims belonged to within the Baptist Church, Olanihun Zechariah, additionally confirmed the event. “It saddens our coronary heart to tell you that those who took the ransom cash to the abductors that kidnapped our brothers Ambassador Samuel Oladotun and Fashola Tobiloba have additionally been detained after paying the ransom with out the discharge of the 2 brothers. We now have 5(5) individuals within the den of kidnappers. The abductors are actually requesting for added 24 million for his or her launch. We’re deeply sorrowful for this flip of occasions. I need to use this chance to name on each member to please increase their voice to God now in intercession,” the assertion learn.
In the meantime, Governor Ademola Adeleke, in a press release by his spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, directed safety businesses to trace and rescue the victims. He confirmed that the abductors detained the three individuals who went to drop the ransom, and that the abductors are actually asking for one more N24 million. The Governor additionally directed the Commissioner of Police and different safety businesses to take up the matter and make sure the victims return dwelling protected. He assured their family members that every little thing attainable will probably be accomplished to rescue their family members.