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Kidnappers of Ekiti APC chieftain’s wife demand N40m ransom

The kidnappers of the wife of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Mr. Samuel Ajibola, popularly known as 50/50, have demanded a ransom of N40m.

Ajibola, who defected to the APC in July, was a member of the last Ekiti State House of Assembly and was the only member of Peoples Democratic Party in the assembly before Governor Ayodele Fayose assumed office in October 2015.

He was the Special Assistant on Parliamentary Affairs to the governor until he resigned on May 31, citing poor remuneration.

Ajibola in a social media post said his wife was kidnapped by gunmen on Friday at about 8:30 pm at their Omuo Oke community in Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

“At gunpoint, my wife surrendered the key of our car to the kidnappers and they drove her away to an unknown destination.”

He revealed on Saturday evening that he was able to speak with his wife at about 5:45pm since she was abducted late Friday night.

He said the kidnappers claimed that he was their actual target and demanded N40m ransom for the release of his wife.

The Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, while confirming the report to our correspondent said police had begun investigation into the matter.

“Available information indicated the kidnappers escaped through Ikole Ekiti. We have informed the police in Kogi and Kwara states for collaboration.

“There is no hiding place for the kidnappers.”

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