Kidnappers demand N100m to free UI student

Published February 26, 2021

Wale Oyewale , Ibadan

Gunmen , who abducted Emmanuel Odetunde, a student of Sociology at the University of Ibadan ,Oyo State , have demanded N 100 m ransom from his family to free him.
He was abducted by the gunmen , who broke into his father ’s farm in Oke Odan , Apete area of Ibadan , the Oyo State capital on Monday .
Odetunde was said to have been kidnapped by the bandits around 5 pm .
It was learnt by close family sources that four suspected herders had demanded for his father . They , however, kidnapped the young man when told by the workers that his father was not around .
Samuel , the victim ’s brother said the kidnappers had reached out to the family, demanding a N 100 m ransom .
Although Samuel said the safety of his brother was paramount , he added that the family could not raise the huge amount .
The state Police Public Relations Officer , Olugbenga Fadeyi, said in a statement that the police “ are working alongside other security operatives to ensure that the victim returns safely from the den of his abductors.”
“ We will also ensure that the kidnappers are captured having deployed a police tactical team , including an anti -kidnapping squad that will help in the rescue mission ,” he added .

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