Two daughters of Chief Emiola Adesina, Director of Sports in the Old Western State and proprietor of Subuola Nursery and Primary School in Ibadan have been kidnapped.
Their abductors are demanding a ransom of N100m, according to a family source.
A close friend of the family, Professor Tunji Olopa, disclosed that the two daughters of Chief Emiola were kidnapped on Monday.
Olaopa, a former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Communication in a short message made available to reporters on Tuesday, said that the kidnapped victims were abducted along the Ife-Ibadan expressway.
Olaopa narrated that Omobola Adepoju and Abiola Olukotun who are daughters of Chief Emiola were kidnapped along the Ife-Ibadan Expressway in Ibadan.
He added that the kidnappers had contacted the family and have demanded the sums of one Hundred Million Naira from the family.
He said, “This is authentic, please. Pastor (Mrs.) Omobola Adepoju and Mrs Abiola Olukotun are daughters of late Chief Emiola Adesina, old Director of Sports, Western State of Nigeria and Proprietor of Subuola Nursery/Primary School in Ibadan, whose funeral held a week ago.
“Omobola came in from Atlanta and was with her sister in her farm at a location on Ife road in Ibadan where they were both kidnapped yesterday. The kidnappers have called the family to demand N100m.”
Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi when contacted confirmed the incident.
Fadeyi in a telephone conversation with reporters on Tuesday, however, added that the police are at the scene in order to rescue the kidnapped victims.
Fadeyi further told reporters that the combined security agencies consist of police, anti-kidnap team, SARS are at the bush searching for the kidnapped victims.
“Yes. I am aware. The police are at the scene to rescue the victims.
“The police, anti-kidnap, SARS, all of them are already at the scene searching for the kidnapped victims.
“They are there to ensure that the kidnapped victims are rescued. I can assure you of that. Thank you”.