[The Alausa Blog] Gunmen kidnap Lagos council staff, demand N20m ransom

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped a staff of Ikeja Local Government in Lagos, Shamsideen Omotayo on Agbowa-Imota road, near Ikorodu.

Omotayo, a clerk in the council, was abducted on his way to work.

Afolabi Olawale, Head, Public Affairs, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC), confirmed the kidnap.

He said the abductors have contacted the council, demanding for N20 million ransom.

Mr Omotayo was abducted at Imota on his way to work this morning.

“The kidnappers have contacted the Head of Administration of the council, Mosunmola Otaiku-Okoka and demanded for N20 million ransom,’’ the LNSC official said.

The Lagos State Police spokesperson, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the incident was reported to police in the area, adding that investigation was ongoing on the matter.

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