Gunmen kidnap Oyo lawmaker’s sister, demand N20m ransom

Tejudmade Babalola, a sister to a member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Sunkanmi Babalola has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the honorable’s sister, Tejumade was kidnapped in the Montan area of Ibadan.

Her brother, Sunkammi Babalola is currently representing Egbeda State Constituency in the state House of Assembly.

According to report, she was kidnapped on Monday while returning from her shop.

It was also learnt that the victim was on a commercial motorcycle when the gunmen in a car double-crossed them, shot sporadically into the air and forced her into their car.

The gunmen were said to have requested a ransom of N20mfrom the family of the victim.

Speaking on the incident, the police public relations officer of the state identified as Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi said he was not aware of the incident as it was not reported to the police.

“I am not aware of the incident. It has not been reported to the police.

“You know that there is no way they can report to the police because the police station in the area has been burnt.”

When contacted, the brother of the victim who doubles as a state lawmaker, Babalola confirmed the abduction of his sister.

In a telephone interview on Thursday, Babalola said that three men in a Toyota car kidnapped his sister on Monday.

“It is true. I was not there when the incident happened. They called me and they told me that three gunmen kidnapped my sister.

“They kidnapped her and they forced her into a waiting car. They forced her into the car, Toyota car, with ash colour and took her to an unknown destination.”


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