Re­lease my kids, Oba begs kid­nap­pers

Sunday Trust - - NEWS -

The Otun Olubadan of Ibadan­land, Oba Lekan Ba­lo­gun, has pleaded with the kid­nap­pers of his twin chil­dren to re­lease them.

He made the plea while speak­ing with news­men yes­ter­day in Ibadan. He ap­pealed to the kid­nap­pers to bear with him as he does not have the amount of money de­manded as ran­som.

The kid­nap­pers ini­tially de­manded N100 mil­lion ran­som and later re­duced it to N40 mil­lion.

Oba Ba­lo­gun said he of­fered them N5 mil­lion which was re­jected.

“The kid­nap­pers should please bear with me and re­turn my kids. I am ready to do any­thing that will make them happy.

“I don’t want to en­dan­ger the life of my kids and I am not out to fight them be­cause there is no rea­son for that,’’ Ba­lo­gun said.

Gun­men on Thurs­day, kid­napped the five-year-old twins of Ba­lo­gun from his Akobo res­i­dence in Ibadan.

The mother of the kids has been in hos­pi­tal since she re­ceived news of the kid­nap, it was gath­ered.

The Oyo State Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Mr Adekunle Ajise­butu, said the Com­mand was do­ing ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to res­cue the kid­napped chil­dren un­hurt and ar­rest the cul­prits.

“The Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Abio­dun Odude, has con­se­quently di­rected the com­mand’s an­tikid­nap­ping squad and other spe­cial out­fits to or­gan­ise a man­hunt for the sus­pects and res­cue the vic­tims safely.

“We as­sure the par­ents and the pub­lic that we will suc­ceed in this task,“Ajise­butu said. (NAN)

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