Gunmen kidnap Kwara cleric, son, sibling, demand N100m ransom
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on November 21, 2022
Three persons, Sofiu Amolegbe, his son, Aliyu, and his sibling, Fasasi, were reportedly kidnapped, weekend, by gunmen, at their private residence in Oko-Olowo, along Ilorin-Jebba expressway, in Moro Local Government area of Kwara State.
Vanguard reliably gathered that the suspected kidnappers removed the anti-burglary proof of a window in the building, through which they gained access into the room and abducted the trio at gunpoint.
It was also gathered that a bold attempt by Fasasi to escape was met with stiff resistance from the kidnappers, who reportedly rained bullets on him and also macheted him.
Confirming the incident, the father of the victims, Imam Amolegbe of Dada, Okelele area, Ilorin, who spoke with journalists, said that the kidnappers later abandoned Fasasi thinking he was dead saying that the kidnappers have contacted the family demanding N100m ransom. The spokesman of Kwara State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, also confirmed the abduction of the victims, adding that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the matter.