Gunmen kidnap ASUU chairman’s wife in Osogbo, demand N50m ransom


Gunmen have kidnapped the wife of Chairman, Osun State University chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Funmilayo Abiona.

Sources said that Mrs. Abiona closed from her shop around Oke Bale area of Osogbo and was heading home to meet her husband, Dr. Oluseye Abiona, when the hoodlums who had been on her trail caught up with her and forcefully took her away after they had engaged her in hot argument.

The hoodlums, according to some residents of the area were dressed in red shirts and this made some to believe that the abductors might be members of a cult group from the university.

The abducted woman was said to have been driving home an unregistered Lexus car and was in the car with her two children when the incident happened.

After crossing the woman’s car, the hoodlums were said to have come down and uttered some words which angered the woman and she flared up.

Abiona was said to have struggled with her captors who eventually overpowered her and forced her into a red car which they used for the operation.

The hoodlums, out of anger, were said to have smashed the rear screen of the Lexus car but they left the car and the children and drove away their target.

Efforts to speak with the ASUU chairman were unsuccessful. However, source close to him said that the case had been reported to the police.

The source said that the case was reported at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Osogbo on Saturday.

Calls put across to the Police Public Relations Officer in Osun State, Mrs. Folasade Odoro, to confirm the abduction terminated abruptly on many occasions due to poor signal but she was yet to respond to the text message sent to her when this report was filed.

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