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Man who attempts kidnapping two siblings in Okitipupa arrested

…as kidnapped APC Chieftain regains freedom

A middle-aged man, Nsen Godwin who attempted to kidnap two children of the same mother in Okitipupa area of Ondo State, four–months old and 9year-old boys has been arrested by men of the Nigerian Police Force.

The suspect was said to have kidnapped the two kids when playing with them in their home in Omowa street in Okitipupa and lured the nine year old kid out of the house while he carried the baby.

According to the mother of the victims, she left them outside the house to quickly buy something nearby, and by the time she arrived, a neighbour told her that one man came to pick them to a certain direction.

She however raised an alarm and neighbours joined her in search of the children and met them with the man in another quarter of the community.

Report from Okitipupa says, upon sighting the people, the kidnapper started behaving like a mad man and was consequently handed-over to the Police.

This is just as the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ondo State, James Ajulo, was released after spending four days in his abductors’ den.

Ajulo, a factional ward Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ondo State,  was kidnapped at Akungba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government area of Ondo State.

It was gathered that the kidnappers  on Tuesday established contact with the victim’s family and made a demand of N10m as the condition for his release.

APC chieftain and former Chairman of Akoko South West Local Government, Tolu Babaleye ,confirmed that the kidnap victim has been released in a terse statement.

According to him, he was released after the payment of N2.5m as ransom to the kidnappers.

“Hon. Ajulo James Tolorunju has just been released by his abductors at Ado Ekiti after payment of 2.5 Million Naira. We thank God for coming back to us unhurt.

We are also grateful to everyone that showed concern about this ugly situation that is already living with us”.

As of press time, the Public Relations officer of the Ondo State Police Command, CSP Femi Joseph, was yet to reply to the text message sent to his mobile phone.

By Wonderlady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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