Olamilekan Okunuga, the Coordinator of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in Ogun State’s Odogbolu Local Government Area, has been kidnapped.
On Thursday, Okunuga was reportedly kidnapped while traveling from Ibadan to Ogere.
Okunuga’s automobile was allegedly ambushed by unknown gunmen as he drove away from the Oyo State capital.
As the kidnappers took him out into the jungle, the youth leader’s car was abandoned by the roadside.
Abduljabar Ayelaagbe, the NYCN’s State Chairman, verified the occurrence on Sunday.
The kidnappers were reportedly demanding a ransom of N30 million before Okunuga could be released, according to him.
The victim’s car was later seized from an unknown person who was claimed to be driving it along Ogijo, according to Ayelaagbe.
“Our Odogbolu Local Government coordinator was kidnapped two or three days ago in Ogere, Ogun State. He went to Ibadan, but the kidnappers kidnapped him when he returned.
“We found out same night that he was kidnapped that his car had been abandoned on the side of the road. On Friday evening, we received word from the police that the car had been stopped in Ogijo while being driven by a man. The driver of the automobile claimed he observed the kidnappers as they were removing Okunuga, and that he opted to drive away after the kidnapping. According to the authorities, the person has been apprehended.
According to Ayelaagbe, the kidnappers have contacted Okunuga’s family and are seeking a ransom of N30 million to guarantee Okunuga’s release.
The Chairman of the NYCN pleaded with the state’s police and other security services to safely return the abductee.
When contacted, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, said he will get back to our correspondent.
At the time of writing this story, he had not responded.