Ogun: Man Laments Police Inability To Rescue Wife After Payment Of N5m Ransom


One month after a businesswoman, Risikat Oladokun was abducted by gunmen in the Awa Ijebu area of Ogun State, the husband of the victim, Mathew Oladokun has lamented the inability of the police to rescue his wife even after paying N5 million as ransom.

New Telegraph had gathered that, Risikat was abducted by gunmen at her residence in Awa Ijebu, Ijebu North local government area of the state on Tuesday, March 12, while returning from work.

The victim’s husband blamed police for the prolonged abduction of his wife, lamenting that the abductors had refused to release his wife even after paying N5 million ransom.

Mathew, while speaking with our correspondent on Monday said, the police appeared to have given up on the search for his wife, even as the abductors have been contacting the family for payment of additional ransom.

“The abductors have collected more than N5 million from us as ransom to secure the release of my wife who was abducted over a month ago and they are still demanding more money.

“The abductors have refused to let us speak with her since she was abducted. We don’t know her current status, they are just asking us for more money.

“We were just driving into our compound when the gunmen struck, they were about five in number, and they attacked me first. Two of them with guns later locked me and our children in the house and took my wife away.

“They took both our phones, some cash and our ATM cards. They withdrew all the money in our bank accounts and they have been calling the family for ransom.

“Initially when they contacted us, they demanded for N15million, but we told them we don’t have such an amount. We sent N1.2 million at first, later we sent N2.2 million and we have sent more, but they kept demanding for more money and have refused to release her”, Mathew said.

He added that the case was reported to the police and later transferred to the anti-kidnapping unit, “but no concrete thing has been done yet to ensure the safe return of my wife”.

Mathew appealed to the state commissioner of police, Abiodun Alamutu to collaborate with other security agencies to ensure the release of his wife.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations (PPRO) of the command, Omolola Odutola said, “This is an old case. I have not been able to call the DPO for an update.”

She however promised to get back to our correspondent if there is any update on the kidnapping incident.

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