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Politician’s wife, farm manager kidnapped in Ogun State




Wife of a chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the October 8 local council elections in Ogun State, Mrs. Kudirat Balogun, has been kidnapped.

The victim’s husband, Gafar Balogun, is eyeing the chairmanship seat of Ewekoro local council of the state.

Eyewitness account said the kidnappers arrived the family home of the Balogun, located at No. 1, Sekoni Street, in Olomore area of Abeokuta on Sunday night around 8:00p.m., before seizing the woman at gunpoint.

Son of the victim, Kehinde Balogun, who witnessed the operation told newsmen that the four kidnappers came into the family premises, asking for their father.

The 13-year-old boy, who was attending to them, never thought they were kidnappers until the moment they brought out a gun and drew him back to the sitting room entrance. At the time, their mother, who was preparing food in the kitchen, innocently walked into the hands of the kidnappers and the gunmen immediately seized her.

His words: “They (kidnappers) took me and my mother outside, and at gunpoint, led us into a waiting Toyota matrix car they brought and later ordered me to lie down before taking away my mother.‎”

According to him, the last words the kidnappers told him before driving away with his mother was, “your father is a sure person, your mummy will return soon.”

In a related development, the farm manager of the multi-million naira oil palm plantations in Imobi-Ijebu in Ijebu East local council of Ogun State was also kidnapped yesterday.

Mr. Olarenwaju Oloye was said to have been kidnapped at his office in the plantation at 9:00a.m by eight armed men. The plantation has about 500 employees. They escaped through the waterways.

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