Suspected gunmen have reportedly kidnapped Pa Adeife Ifelaja, a 70-year-old farmer, in Ogun State.
The farmer was abducted in December.
Sources who preferred not to be mentioned said the Ifelaja was kidnapped at his residence in Ijebu Igbo while preparing to go for the Crossover service on the night of December 31
It was reported that the suspected gunmen called the family and demanded N50million ransom.
“It is true that Pa Adeife Ifelaja was kidnapped on the night of Sunday, December 31, 2023, while preparing for the Crossover service. I learnt the abductors are asking for N50m, which the family said they do not have.
The source said, “I heard they were negotiating for N10m, but I don’t know if the ransom was paid. The incident was reported at a police station in Ijebu Igbo.”
Abiodun Alamutu, the Commissioner of Police, confirmed the incident on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024.
Alamutu said: “Honestly, the police have been working to get the man rescued.
“We are on it; even when the kidnappers have been trying to mislead us about their location, we are on their trail and very soon, we shall achieve success.”