Gunmen Kidnap Oyo Lawmaker’s Sister, Demand N20m Ransom
Jumoke Oludele, the younger sister to Sunkanmi Babalola, the Deputy Majority Leader in the Oyo State House of Assembly, has been reportedly kidnapped in Ibadan by suspected gunmen.
The lady was said to have been kidnapped on Monday night around Oniguguri junction, beside Lion of Judah, Iyana Church, Monatan area of Ibadan, the state capital on Monday, while coming from her shop.
A report said that Jumoke was on a commercial motorcycle when the suspected gunmen swooped on her while her brother alleged that she was kidnapped while driving her car.
A family member, who pleaded anonymity, said the suspected kidnappers had reached out to the family and demanded ₦20 million ransom for her release.
Her elder brother, who said the family had reported the incident, added that his sister was kidnapped at about 8:20 p.m.
He said, “According to information, three gunmen in a white Toyota Camry kidnapped her. I was told that the abductors shot into the air twice and forced her from her car into theirs.
“I have not heard anything, but we are still hoping to get a positive response from them; they contacted a member of the family but the terms and conditions are yet to be agreed upon.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said he had yet to be briefed on the abduction as the police station where the incident happened had been razed during the #EndSARS protest in the state.