Family Worries Over Failure Of Kidnappers Of Their 80-yr-old Mother To Make Contact

Chief (Mrs.) Yinka Obaleye
Chief (Mrs.) Yinka Obaleye

The family of Ilesa, Osun State-based 80-year-old industrialist, Chief (Mrs.) Yinka Obaleye, are worried sick over the failure of her kidnappers to make contact since she was kidnapped  in front of her company along Ijebu-Jesa road, Ilesa.

The victim’s age and state of health are a matter of concern to the family, as the victim was diabetic and also suffering from malaria  at the time of her abduction around 7.00pm last Wednesday.

History also heightened the fear of her family as another prominent Ilesa businessman, Idowu Obembe, was kidnapped two years ago only for his decomposed body to be found a year later after a huge ransom had been paid to his abductors.

Following the kidnap, the Owa Obokun of Ijesha land, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, has directed that prayer be raised by Christians, Muslims and traditional religious worshippers  groups for the release of the victim.

Oba Aromolaran who spoke with newsmen in his palace lamented the rate at which crime is being perpetrated in the state, saying, the increasing crime rate in Osun State and Ilesa, could ruin the economy of the state.

The monarch described the abduction of Obaleye as unfortunate, stressing that the abduction was a bad omen for the state.