Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Olamilekan Okunuga, the Odogbolu Local Government coordinator of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), in Ogun State.
It was gathered that Okunuga was abducted around Ogere axis in the Ikenne local government area of the state on October 7.
The youth leader was said to be returning from a trip to Ibadan in his vehicle, when he was accosted by the kidnappers.
His car was abandoned by the roadside and taken away to an unknown destination.
Abduljabar Ayelaagbe, chairman of NYCN in Ogun, who confirmed the incident to journalists on Sunday, said the kidnappers have contacted the victim’s family and are demanding N30million for his release.
Ayelaagbe added that the driving Okunuga’s car has been arrested by the police, after driving the car away from the scene of the kidnap.
“Our coordinator at Odogbolu Local Government was kidnapped about two or three days ago around Ogere in Ogun State. He went to Ibadan, but on his way back, he was abducted by the kidnappers,” he said.
“That night when he was abducted, we learnt that his car was abandoned by the roadside. On Friday evening, we got information from the police that the car was intercepted while being driven by a man at Ogijo
“The man driving the car said he saw the kidnappers when they were taking away Okunuga, adding that he decided to take the car away after the kidnapping operation. That one has been arrested, according to the police. We were told that the kidnappers have contacted his family and they are demanding a ransom of N30million to secure Okunuga’s release.”