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Kidnapping Pipeline vandals abduct landlord in Ogun State

After taking away the landlord to an unknown destination, the kidnapper were alleged to have contacted his family, demanding a N10 million ransom for his release.

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Samson Olufemi, a landlord who lives in Voera Estate, in the Arepo area of Ogun State, has been kidnapped by suspected pipeline vandals, who demanded a N10 million ransom for his release.

According to Punch, the vandals “entered the estate through the creek and scaled the fence into the victim’s house on Michael Ajao Street”.

Punch also reported that the kidnappers tried to trick Olufemi but switching off his power generator in a bid to comb him out of the house.

By instinct, the landlord sent his son out instead to restart the generator. They however forced the boy back into the house and took his father away.

The incident happened on Friday, June 24, 2016, according to a resident who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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“The incident happened last Friday night. The vandals jumped over the fence into the man’s house and switched off his generator.”

“The man, who was surprised that the generator went off, asked his son to go check what happened. The boy went out, turned on the generator and was about going inside when the vandals held him. They asked him to lead them inside.”

“When they got in, they ransacked the building and took jewellery, mobile phones, laptops, an iPad, and money. They took all the valuables they could lay their hands on. After they finished, they disappeared with the man.”

SP Muyiwa Adejobi, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the kidnapping incident.

He said the police are currently looking into the incident. He also stated that the act was committed by people suspected to be militants.

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