21st November, 2014
Yet-to-be identified gunmen have abducted the Head of Local Government Administration of Atakumosa West Local Government, Osun state, southwest Nigeria, Mr. Kunle Falode.
A security source in the state who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent on Friday, 21 November that Falode was kidnapped as he was about to enter his residence on the night of Wednesday 19 November.
Falode, a senior official at the local government was said to have been forcefully taken away around 7:30pm at Ogo-Oluwa area in Osogbo.
It was gathered that Falode’s abductors are demanding N50 million ransom from his family before he would be released.
Falode’s wife who is also working at Oriade Local Government Area of the state is said to have been distressed by the incident.
Also, the wife and other members of the family were said to have become worried because of their inability to raise the ransom.
The kidnappers were said to have allowed him speak with members of his family while they kept threatening to kill him if the family failed to pay the ransom.
The family was said to have been warned against informing the police about the incident with a threat to kill their captive if they did.
Efforts to get reaction of the police to incident were unsuccessful as calls put to the Police Public Relations Officer, Folasade Odoro were not answered.