Couple Abducted One Week To Their Wedding In Ekiti
A couple who were planning to tie the knot next week in Ekiti state have been abducted by gunmen.
The couple had come into the state capital to purchase some items for their wedding and were returning to their base when they were abducted along Ilasa-Ekiti-Ayebode Road, in Ekiti East Local Government Area on Sunday, September 19.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said;
“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 Vigilance groups, combing the forests to free the victims’’
ASP Abutu said four persons have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been detained at the police headquarters in Ado-Ekiti and would be arraigned as soon as investigations were concluded.
Family members of the victims said that the abductors had contacted the family and demanded N5 million ransom to secure their freedom.