Intending Nigerian couple Mr. Olayinka Peter Oloketuyi and his fiancée, Miss Jimoh Adejoke Sidikat, have been abducted by gunmen along Ilasa-Ayebode road in Ekiti State.
The intending couple were abducted at about 4:30pm on Sunday, September 20, 2021, by unknown gunmen who later contacted their family to demand a whopping N50million ransom.
Reportedly, they were returning from Ado-Ekiti, where they had gone to purchase some commodities in preparation for their wedding slated for September 24 and 25, when they were abducted.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the abduction said men of the command alongside Amotekun and local hunters have been drafted to the area to ensure the release of the victims.
According to him, “We learnt that the couple came to Ado Ekiti and were returning to their base when they were picked up by gunmen. Immediately we got the report, the Police Commissioner, Tunde Mobayo mobilized our men and officers to the surrounding forests.
As I speak, our men are working in conjunction with Amotekun Corps, local hunters and vigilante group combing the forests to free the victims.”
ASP Sunday Abutu has however revealed that three persons had been arraigned in connection with the ungodly incident, adding that those arrested are being detained at the police headquarters for further investigation.