Sheriff Balogun in Abeokuta
Gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped Mrs. Felicia Oyenuga, wife of a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly representing Ijebu East, Hon. Olufowobi Oyenuga.
Felicia was said to have been kidnapped around Odoladalepo in Ijebu Ife shortly after her son dropped her off at her farm.
The lawmaker who is Chairman, House Committee on Establishment, was said to have been contacted by the kidnappers demanding N25million as ransom.
A vigilance group in Ijebu Ife and police patrol team were said to have given the gang a hot chase, and they eventually caught up with the driver, Ahmed Folorunso, who drove the gang’s operational vehicle with number plate EPE 663 AJ.
While Folorunso was arrested along Ondo Road in Ijebu Ode, other members of the gang made away with their victim.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Muyiwa Adejobi, said one of the suspects had been arrested and already in police custody.
He said: “We got a report that a woman was kidnapped this morning at Ijebu Ife. We learnt that some members of the state vigilante service in the area gave the kidnappers a hot chase.
“Another police patrol team were detailed to join them in the pursuit. They caught up with one of the members of the gang, Ahmed Folorunso, at Ijebu Ode, in their operational vehicle with number plate EPE 663 AJ.
“The suspect is already in our custody. We are optimistic, we’ll rescue the woman very soon. We are doing the needful to ensure the woman(victim) is rescued and other fleeing members of the kidnap gang arrested.”