Stories by Akinwande Soji-Ojo and Roseline Oladele
Mrs Jumoke Babalola-Oludele, sister to Oyo State House of Assembly Deputy Minority Leader, Hon. Sunkanmi Babalola, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen who are demanding N20 million ransom for her release.
It was learnt that Babalola-Oludele was kidnapped on Monday night around Oniguguru junction, beside Lion of Judah, Iyana Church area of Ibadan.
Babalola who, represents Egbeda State Constituency in the Assembly, said the family had informed the security agencies about the abduction.
He said that he was informed by an eyewitness that his sister was kidnapped at about 8:20 p.m by three gunmen who drove in a white Toyota Camry.
“I was told the abductors shot into the air twice and forced her from her car into theirs.
“I have not heard anything, but we are still hoping to get positive response from them; they contacted a member of the family and demanded N20 million but the terms and conditions are yet to be agreed upon.
“I’m appealing to the state government and security agencies to please rescue my sister. This is a festive period, they need to beef up the security of the state and police should please get back to work.
“On behalf of the good citizens of Oyo State, I’m appealing to the police to get back to work fully because their absence has been causing a lot of panic in the state,” the lawmaker said.
Speaking on the incident on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, said he does not have any information about the kidnap.
“I don’t have any information about the incident, maybe they did not report the incident to the police. I don’t think they reported it to the police, but I will find out,” Fadeyi said.
Federal Lawamker, Akande – Sadipe tests positive for COVID-19.
A member of the House of Representatives, representing Oluyole Federal Constituency, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has tested positive for COVID-19.
A source close to the lawmaker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, disclosed that the lawmaker tested positive and has informed people who she had come into contact with to immediately go into self-isolation.
Akande-Sadipe, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora, and a member of her family tested positive for the deadly virus.
The source disclosed that the lawmaker and her family are asymptomatic and are in self-isolation.
The lawmaker have not been seen at any public event since Wednesday, December 16. She was not at any of the events to celebrate her beloved late political mentor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, which took place last week.