Some gunmen have kidnapped the wife of a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly (OGHA), Hon. Olufowobi Oyenuga.
Felicia Oyenuga, wife of the lawmaker representing Ijebu East constituency at the Ogun State House of Assembly, was said to have been kidnapped on Tuesday morning at Odoladalepo in Ijebu Ife after she had dropped her son off by their farm.
According to the Nation, the driver of the kidnap gang, Ahmed Folorunso, was apprehended and arrested along Ondo Road in Ijebu Ode following a hot pursuit by a combined team of Vigilante group in Ijebu Ife and a Police patrol team.
But other members of the gang escaped with Oyenuga. The gang has also contacted the lawmaker and is demanding a sum of N25m as ransom before his wife would be released, according to a source.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi confirmed the abduction and arrest of one of the suspects.
“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,” Adejobi said.