Gunmen kidnap girl in Ondo, demand N10m ransom
A 19-year-old girl, Adetutu Okinbaloye, has been abducted by gunmen suspected of being kidnappers in Ondo State.
Adetutu was kidnapped from her residence in the Imoru community, Ose Local Council of the state.
It was gathered that the abductors, seven in number, had stormed the residence of the victim, where she lives with her aunt, before whisking her away.
The victim’s aunt was said to have been macheted by the kidnappers while pleading with them not to take her niece away.
According to sources in the community, the abductors made contact with the family and demanded N10 million as ransom.
Following the incident, local security men in the community were said to have been on the trail of the kidnappers with the combing of the forests in the axis.
While reacting to the incident, the police spokesperson in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, disclosed that the case had yet to be officially reported to the police.
She, however, stated that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area had confirmed the abduction of one person by unknown gunmen.
“The issue at Imoru was not officially reported at the station, but the DPO confirmed that the monarch of the town told him that three people were abducted by unknown gunmen.
“While two escaped, the third person was whisked away.”