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Ogun: Man laments police inability to rescue wife from kidnappers after N5m ransom


One month after a business woman identified as Risikat Oladokun, was abducted by gunmen in Awa Ijebu area of Ogun State, the husband of the victim, Mathew Oladokun, has lamented the inability of the police to rescue his wife even after paying N5million as ransom.

Our correspondent gathered that, Risikat was abducted by gunmen at her residence in Awa Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday March 12, while returning from work.

The victim’s husband blamed police for the prolonged stay of his wife in the hands of her abductors, lamenting that the abductors has refused to release his wife even after paying N5milliom ransom.

Speaking with our correspondent yesterday, Mathew said, the police appeared to have given up on the search for his wife, even as the abductors have been contacting the family for payment of additional ransom.

“The abductors have collected more than N5million from us as ransom to secure the release of my wife who was abducted over a month ago and they are still demanding for more money.

“The abductors have refused to let us speak with her since she was abducted. We don’t know her current status, they are just asking us for more money.

“We were just driving into our compound, when the gunmen struck, they were about five in number, they attacked me first. Two of them with guns later locked me and our children in the house and took my wife away.

“They took both our phones, some cash and our ATM cards. They withdrew all the money in our bank accounts and they have been calling the family for ransom.

“Initially when they contacted us, they demanded for N15million, but we told them we don’t have such amount. We sent N1.2million at first, later we sent N2.2million and we have sent more, but they kept demanding for more money and have refused to release her,” Mathew said.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations (PPRO) of the command, Omolola Odutola said, “This is an old case. I have not been able to call the DPO for update.”

She however promised to get back to our correspondent if there is any update on the kidnapping incident.


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