Gunmen abduct NTA staff, demand N15m

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Gunmen abduct NTA staff, demand N15m

Gunmen abduct NTA staff, demand N15m

Gunmen have abducted a staffer of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Abiodun Adenuga, in his Aiyepe residence in Odogbolu local government area of Ogun State.

The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the incident.

Adenuga was said to have been abducted around 10pm on Wednesday at his residence when the gunmen held him at gunpoint and whisked him away.

DAILY POST learnt that Adenuga had hardly returned from office to his Aiyepe hometown when the incident happened.

According to family sources, “the abductors are demanding a ransom of N15 million for his release.”

It was gathered that the abductors had opened negotiations with the members of the family and had refused to reduce the ransom.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun Police Public Relations Officer confirmed that someone was kidnapped in that area.

He, however, could not ascertain who the abducted person was.

Oyeyemi noted that the police were doing all that was necessary to ensure the victim was rescued unhurt as soon as possible.

Gunmen abduct NTA staff, demand N15m

punchng report :

Some gunmen have abducted a worker with the Nigerian Television Authority, Abiodun Adenuga, in his Aiyepe residence in the  Odogbolu Local Government Area  of Ogun State.

A family source told our correspondent that Adenuga was abducted around 10pm on Tuesday at his house where the gunmen held him at gunpoint and whisked him away.

He was reportedly abducted after he returned from the NTA Ijebu-Ode office.

The family source told our correspondent that the abductors had contacted the family and demanded a ransom of N15m.

According to the source, although the abductors had opened negotiations with the family, they refused to reduce the money.

The  Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi,  confirmed the incident.

Oyeyemi said the command was aware that someone was kidnapped in Aiyepe on Tuesday.

The PPRO disclosed that the abductors lured the victim out of his house by switching off his generator.

He said, “The command is aware of a case of abduction of somebody. We don’t know whether he is an NTA worker or not.

“We learnt that the abductors switched off the victim’s generator and when he went out to put it on, he was grabbed and taken away.

“We have swung into action and we are on their trail. Very soon, we will apprehend them.”

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