Gunmen Abduct Would-be Couple, Friends in Ondo


By James Sowole in Akure

Gunmen Sunday abducted a would-be couple, the best man and their friends at Akunnu-Akoko in Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State on their way to Akure, the Ondo State capital for their engagement ceremony.

THISDAY gathered that the groom, Moses Yakubu, his would-be wife and their three other friends were coming from Okene in Kogi State and heading to Akure for the engagement slated for Sunday when the car in which they were travelling was seized at gunpoint at Akunnu-Akoko.

The father of the bride, Mr Ahmed Yakubu, who confirmed the incident, said the bride and her younger sister were later set free by the kidnappers but took away the groom and his friends.

The abductors, it was gathered, were yet to ask for any ransom from the family members as at the time of filling this report.

Following the abduction, family members and invited guests at the venue of the engagement located on Ogungbolahon Street, off Aule Street, Akure all wore mournful looks as they were all worried about the situation.

Details later…