Kidnappers of the clerk of Ikeja Local Council, Mr. Shamsideen Abiodun Omotayo have demanded for N20 million as ransom before he will be released.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency (LNSA), Mr. Afolabi Olawale, confirmed that ransom demands have been made.
He said: “This is to inform you of the kidnap incident of the clerk of Ikeja Local Council, Mr. Shamsideen Abiodun Omotayo. The clerk of the house was abducted at Imota on his way to work this morning.
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“The kidnappers have so far contacted the Head of Administration of the Ikeja Local Council, Mrs. Mosunmola Otaiku-Okoka. They are demanding N20 million as ransom. Meanwhile, efforts are still ongoing by concerned security agencies to rescue him.”
Also, a statement from the Ikeja Local Council signed by its information officer, Mr. Ademola Bello-Onilegbale, confirmed the incident.
The statement read: “This is to inform the public of the Ikeja Local Council clerk, Mr. Omotayo Shamsideen’s abduction by some notorious kidnappers at the early hours of Wednesday, August 2, on his way to work.
“He has, however, been allowed to speak with his immediate boss and they are requesting for N20 million as ransom. Concerted efforts are on to meet up with their demands.”