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Mother, child kidnapped in Osogbo, N5m ransom demanded

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A 32-year-old mother and her child were kidnapped on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, in the Otaefun/Kobo’ngbogboe Area of Osogbo, according to the Osun State Police Command.

The Osun Police spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, announced the confirmation on Wednesday during a briefing.

According to Opalola, the police received a report of the kidnapping, and plans were made to free the victims.

Senior Pastor of Union Baptist Church, Odi-Olowo, Osogbo, Rev. Sunday Adeoye, announced the kidnap of the woman and her child in a statement issued by the church on Wednesday.

The spokesperson of the church, Mr Oluwamayowa Fagbohungbe, quoted Rev. Adeoye as saying the woman was kidnapped while returning from her shop.

The woman and her family are members of the Baptist Church and she was slated to be one of the teachers in the teenagers’ ministry of the church.

The abductors have contacted the victim’s husband to demand a ransom of N5 million which they instructed must be paid into the victim’s bank account.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the abduction was the third in Osun since the beginning of the year with ransoms allegedly paid to secure the release of victims.

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