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Gunmen abduct newspaper distributor in Ogun

ABEOKUTA—A four-man gang of kidnappers has abducted a major newspaper distribu-tor, Mrs Funlayo Ajayi, in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

Codewit  gathered that the woman, who is in her late 50s, was reportedly travelling in her Nissan salon car to collect the day’s consignment of newspapers at the distribution point along Ejinrin Road, in Ijebu Ode, when the four gunmen blocked her car and abducted her.

She operates her business under the name of Joke Agency in Lagos garage area and was popularly known as Mama Joke.

She was said to be in company of one her aides at the time of the incident.

The kidnappers were said to have reached out to Ajayi’s family members and demanded N40 million ransom.

The victim was said to have been allowed to speak with family members and associates.

It was learned that she told one of the associates: “I do not know where I am. All they are telling is that they want something from me.”

It was gathered that the case had been reported to the police at Ijebu Ode Area Headquarters, Igbeba.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, could not be reached at press time for comments.

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