Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Saturday abducted an officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ekiti State, Oluwafemi Ojo and his wife on the outskirts of Ogotun-Ekiti in Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area.
The incident happened at about 5.00 pm at a location between Ogotun and Igbara Odo, which has recently become a hideout for armed robbers and kidnappers.
A family member who craved anonymity disclosed that the kidnappers contacted the family Sunday morning demanding N20 million ransom.
The couple were traveling inside a navy blue Honda Accord car belonging to Oluwafemi’s elder brother, Oluwadare, who is also an FRSC officer serving in neighboring Ondo State.
While the kidnappers dragged Oluwafemi and his wife into the bush, they spared the elder brother (Oluwadare).
Their destination was still unknown at press time.
Oluwafemi, his wife and elder brother, Oluwadare were said to have visited their hometown, Ogotun on the fateful Saturday.
An eyewitness revealed that some residents were robbed of their money and other personal effects before the couple were abducted.
The source said: “the family was contacted by those who abducted them and they demanded N20 million ransom.
“We don’t have money to pay; those holding them should release them unconditionally.
“It is very curious that some policemen mounted a checkpoint some two kilometers away from the scene of the robbery and abduction. The policemen were on Igbara Odo side.
“Efforts to get a reaction from Police spokesperson, Alberto Adeyemi were not successful at press time as he had not responded to phone calls put to his line.
Text messages sent to him were not replied as of the time of filing this report.