Suspected kidnappers have abducted the Financial Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti, Kayode Oni. According to reports, Oni was abducted along the Efon Alaaye-Erio-Ekiti federal highway while returning to his home in Aramoko Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti west local government area in company of his daughter and grandson.
Confirming Oni’s abduction, the publicity secretary of the party, Jackson Adebayo, said the kidnappers have reached out to Oni’s family and are demanding N30 million as ransom.
“He went to conduct our local government congress in Efon Alaaye and he was abducted while returning to Aramoko. The family had been contacted, but they told the abductors that even the entire family can’t raise N1 million and they were requesting for a staggering sum of N30 million to secure his freedom. The family told us reliably that it had made a formal complaint at the police station in Efon about the situation and they promised to take action. Our party is not resting as well. We are making contacts to ensure that his safety is guaranteed in the kidnappers’ den.” he said
The state commissioner of police, Abdulahi Chafe, has vowed to ensure that the police is rescued safely and the abductors are arrested and brought to book.