Police arrest 3 over kidnap of couple planning their wedding in Ekiti


No fewer than three persons have been arrested in Ekiti State, in connection with the abduction of a couple in the state.

The victims were said to have been kidnapped along Ilasa- Ayebode road, in Ekiti East Local government area of the state on Sunday afternoon.

The couple, according to sources were returning from Ado Ekiti where they had gone to purchase some commodities in preparation for their wedding when they were accosted by gunmen.

They were said to have been ferried to an unknown destination before they contacted the family and demanded N5 million ransom.

“The victims were preparing for their wedding. They came to Ado Ekiti to purchase some items and they were returning to their base when they were accosted on the road by gunmen who kidnapped them.

“They were accosted at a very bad portion of the road where the vehicle slowed down. The deplorable condition of our roads is responsible for some of these kidnappings”, he lamented.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said three persons have been arrested in connection with the abduction.

“We learnt that the couple came to Ado Ekiti and were returning to their base when they were picked up by gunmen.

“Immediately we got the report, the Police Commissioner, Babatunde Mobayo mobilised our men and officers to the surrounding forests.

“As I speak, our men are working in conjunction with Amotekun Corps, local hunters and Vigilante group combing the forests to free the victims”.

Abutu said those arrested are being detained at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti and that they would be arraigned as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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