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Unknown gunmen abduct Ekiti PDP Chieftain, demand N30m ransom

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By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Ado-Ekiti-Ekiti State Financial Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Mr. Kayode Oni, was reported to have been abducted by some unknown gunmen over the weekend.

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Oni was kidnapped between Efon- Erio Ekiti highway while returning to Aramoko Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government at about 4.30pm on Saturday.

The State Publicity Secretary of the Party, Mr Jackson Adebayo, who made the disclosure in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, said that Oni went to conduct the PDP Local government congress in Efon Local Government and was abducted while returning to his countryhome, Aramoko.

Adebayo revealed that the kidnappers had established contact with the abductee’s wife and younger brother and demanded a sum of N30 million as ransom.

He said Oni was carrying his daughter and grandson in his car when he was waylaid by gunmen and ferried to an unknown destination .

Adebayo, however revealed that only him was taken away to the kidnappers’ hideout leaving behind other occupants of the vehicle.

“He went to conduct our Local Government Congress in Efon Alaaye and was abducted while returning to Aramoko.

“The family had been contacted , but they told the abductors that even the entire family can’t raise N1m and they were requesting for a staggering sum of N30m to secure his freedom.

“The family told us reliably that they have made formal complaint at the police station in Efon about the situation and they promised to take actions.

“Our party is not resting as well. We are making contact to ensure that his safety is guaranteed in the kidnappers’ den”, he said.

When contacted, the Police Commissioner, Ekiti Command , Mr Abdullahi Chafe neither denied nor confirmed the incident.

Chafe said he was out of Ekiti and had not been adequately briefed about the incident, promising to give the details about the incident later.

“I can’t confirm now, there is no way I would know because I am not in Ekiti State as I speak with you. But , I will give you details later”, the CP said.,

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