Gunmen demand N10 million, marijuana, codeine for release of 3 abducted Ogun residents

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Gunmen demand N10 million, marijuana, codeine for release of 3 abducted Ogun residents

Three Ogun residents who were reportedly abducted by gunmen may regain their freedom if the sum of N10 million, packs of codeine, marijuana, water and food are provided as ransom.

According to reports, the gunmen attacked the residents in the Obada-Oko area of Abeokuta the Ogun State capital on Saturday, 6 November.

One person, Razaq Lasisi was shot dead by the gunmen who were trying to escape during a gun battle with police officers from the Obada-Oko division.

According to an eye witness, identified as Lasisi, a former secondary school principal, he was on his way home from work around 9:00 pm, when the gunmen attempted to kidnap him but he managed to escape.

Narrating his ordeal, the survivor said he narrowly escaped from the kidnappers at an area called Ogba Kehinde, a stone’s throw to his house.

“Immediately I tried to escape, one of them shot me twice, and as I was about to move faster, one grabbed me and I gave the person a heavy blow which made him to leave me. Blood spread all over my body and I have to run down to my neighbour’s house.

“So, I told my neighbour that he should take me to Aro Psychiatric hospital because I felt that was the only place I could be treated.”

According to him, Ogba Kehinde is a six-acre land with some buildings on that land but since some years back, the land has been abandoned by the owner.

Lasisi said the place was being used for a poultry farm long time before Obada-Oko developed to the present situation.

He claimed that the buildings on the acres of land now harbour criminals.

Speaking on the fate of the kidnapped victims, Lasisi said the kidnappers have called the community and demanded a sum of N10 million and some hard drugs as ransom.

“The kidnappers have called today and asked us to pay N10 million before they can release their victims.

“They said we should come along with packs of codeine, marijuana, water and food as ransom.

“But, after serious appeals, they have reduced the ransom to N1.5 million with codeine, water and food,” he said.

Confirming the incident, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said one suspect has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping.

“Yes, it is true. The suspect arrested is a strong member of the kidnappers. We have commenced the investigation and we would soon arrest them.” Oyeyemi stated.

Watch video below as survivor narrates his ordeal to Splash FM Abeokuta and how he managed to escaped.

Gunmen demand N10 million, marijuana, codeine for release of 3 abducted Ogun residents

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