Comrade Olamilekan Ogunnuga, the National Youth Council of Nigeria’s (NYCN) Odogbolu Local Government Coordinator, has been kidnapped in Ogun State by gunmen suspected of being kidnappers.
The young leader was abducted on Thursday, October 7, in the Ogere axis in the state’s Ikenne Local Government Area, according to sources.
Okunnuga is said to have been returning from a trip to Ibadan when he was accosted by the kidnappers. His automobile had been abandoned on the side of the road.
The State Chairman of NYCN, Abduljabar Ayelaagbe, confirmed the event to newsmen on Sunday, October 10, saying the kidnappers had called Okunuga’s family members and demanded a ransom of N30 million before releasing him.
“Our coordinator at Odogbolu Local Government was kidnapped about two or three days ago around Ogere in Ogun State. He went to Ibadan, but on his way back, he was abducted by the kidnappers,” he said.
“That night when he was abducted, we learnt that his car was abandoned by the roadside. On Friday evening, we got information from the police that the car was intercepted while being driven by a man at Ogijo
“The man driving the car said he saw the kidnappers when they were taking away Okunuga, adding that he decided to take the car away after the kidnapping operation. That one has been arrested, according to the police. We were told that the kidnappers have contacted his family and they are demanding a ransom of N30million to secure Okunuga’s release.” he added.