Story By Akinola Emmanuel, Saturday 25, 2021
The Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin has described as worrisome the spate of kidnappings of innocent citizens in Ibarapa axis of the state.
He said measures have been intensified to curb the development.
Hon. Ogundoyin disclosed this during his visit to the office of the Oyo State Park Management Committee, Eruwa, where he was informed that the story of the abduction of 18 passengers was untrue.
According to the Speaker, “The information we first received was that all passengers in an 18-seater bus were abducted, my visit to the Eruwa Park Manager’s office today revealed that the story was untrue, but two persons were kidnapped on Wednesday night in a Mazda with registration number DDA 703 AA
“The issue of kidnapping in the region has become so worrisome, and I want to assure you that efforts are ongoing by the security operatives and local vigilante groups to curb the menace and rescue the victims,” Hon. Ogundoyin noted.
Earlier , the Park Manager of Eruwa, Gbenga Ojedapo, said that cases of kidnapings in the area have become alarming and called for more concerted efforts to address it. He added that the abduction of the two persons on Wednesday night occurred at Opeki Bridge area between Eruwa and Igbo-Ora.
Ojedapo explained that the abductors have contacted y husband of one of the victims through a telephone conversation demanding for N10 million ransom . He, however, disclosed that the abductors have stopped negotiations because the husband could not meet up with their demand.
The Park Manager further said efforts had been made by the park management and the police in the area to secure the release of the victims but nothing had been achieved.
Meanwhile, the Speaker also had a short talk with the officers of the Nigerian Police, where he was briefed on efforts being made to arrest the abductors of the two persons and secure the release of the victims.