Gunmen Kidnap Kogi Poly Student, Demands N10m Ransom
A student of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Miss Adetutu Adebanjo, was on Friday, kidnapped by unknown gunmen at Itakpe junction, on Lokoja-Okene road.
According to a statement by the National Association of Kogi Students (NAKOSS), Adetutu was abducted at gunpoint while on a journey to Ogun State via a commercial bus.
NAKOSS Director of Student Affairs, Mr Salihu Lukman, said the abductors demanded N10m ransom but reduced the ransom to N500,000 after negotiations.
“As I speak to you, negotiations are still on going. Today makes it the 4th day now and the poor mother of Adetutu who happens to be a widow can’t afford the ransom.
“We are pleading with the government and the public to come to the aid of this poor student so that we can secure her release,” the statement said.
While confirming the incident, the Public Relation Officer of the state police command, ASP William Aya said that the police was working hard to rescue the student.