Kidnappers of Kayode Oni, the Financial Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti state have demanded a ransom of N30 million. Oni was kidnapped on the Efon Alaaye-Erio-Ekiti federal highway on his way to his home in Aramoko Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti West Local Government Area on Saturday.
Jackson Adebayo, publicity secretary of the party, who confirmed the incident, said Oni went to conduct the PDP local government congress and was abducted while returning.
“He went to conduct our local government congress in Efon Alaaye and he was abducted while returning to Aramoko,” he said.
“The family had been contacted, but they told the abductors that even the entire family can’t raise N1 million and they were requesting for a staggering sum of N30 million to secure his freedom.
“The family told us reliably that it had made a formal complaint at the police station in Efon about the situation and they promised to take action.
“Our party is not resting as well. We are making contacts to ensure that his safety is guaranteed in the kidnappers’ den.”
Newsbreak.ng recalls that a similar incident had happened when Ayo Arise, an All Progressives Congress, APC, member was kidnapped in the state. He was released after a ransom was paid.