Mrs Arikeade Oni-Salawu, the wife of a All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader in Oyo State, Mr. Areokuta Salawu has been kidnapped at the entrance gate of her residence in Ibadan, at about 10pm on Sunday. Dr. Oni-Salawu, a medical doctor who was returning from work, had alighted from her workplace ambulance to open the gate when armed men suddenly emerged kidnapping her right in front of her husband who drove behind her.
The incident which occurred at Aromolaran area on old Ife Road, Ibadan, saw the armed men also seized phones of the APC youth leader while they left behind the phone of their victim. As of the time of filing this report, the kidnappers are yet to contact the family.
Areokuta Salawu’s associate was quoted as saying that , “The APC youth leader called me at about 4.30 am to tell me that his wife was kidnapped at about 10pm yesterday.
“In fact, he is still in shock at the incident. His wife, a medical doctor, was returning from the clinic and was driving the ambulance while her husband drove his own car.
“The wife had the gate key and alighted to open the gate. Suddenly, gunmen emerged from nowhere and kidnapped her.
“They only left the wife’s phone and took away the husband’s phones.”
Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso was called for confirmation of the event but he was yet to pick his call.