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Lagos-based businesswoman, friend abducted by gunmen at Ogun farm

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Abimbola Oyeyemi

A businesswoman identified as Roselyn Edusi has been kidnapped in Ogun State, alongside a male friend.

They were reportedly abducted on a farm at Ofada, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area on Saturday.

The Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the abduction.

According to Oyeyemi, the woman and her guest had visited the farm from Lagos State.

He said the command had begun tracking the kidnappers so as to rescue the victims from their abductors’ unhurt.

He said, “We have begun search for them. We are tracking and trailing them. We will get them.”

Oyeyemi said no ransom had been demanded by the abductors.

The abduction occurred three days after the police arrested some suspects in connection with the abduction of a community leader, Tajudeen Omotayo, and two students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) in the state.

While the two OOU students were abducted on March 14 at their hostel, the monarch was kidnapped about a week later on his way from a meeting in Ijebu-Ode.

The abducted persons have since regained their freedom, but not without the payment of an undisclosed amount of ransom to their kidnappers.

Parading the suspects on Wednesday at the State Police Headquarters in Abeokuta, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, noted that they also confessed to have kidnapped a doctor and a nurse on the Abeokuta-Imeko Road.

Those paraded – Umaru Usman, Mohammed Bello, and Babuga Abubakar – were also said to have confessed to a series of kidnap cases in the Ayetoro, Olorunda, and Imeko areas in the state.

The police commissioner had also paraded one Nura Bello and his partner, Abubakar Bello, whom he said confessed to the abduction of the community leader and his involvement in several cases of abduction in the Ijebu area.