BEVERLY HILLS, April 11, (THEWILL) – A 13-year-old boy was abducted late Saturday after unknown gunmen invaded the Destiny Estate Community in Obada-Oko, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.
They pushed to the ground his grandmother who had offered herself in his stead and fired shots as they left with the teenager.
The gunmen dressed in Nigerian Army Camouflage, THEWILL gathered, stormed the estate around 9:15pm and whisked away the boy identified as Gbolahan Ajibola.
They have however reached out to the family and demanded a sum of N50 million before the boy would be released from their captivity.
Narrating the incident, the grandmother of the victim, Victoria Felix, said, “Six gunmen invaded her house on Saturday night.”
Felix, who is a trader in Adigbe, said the gunmen invaded their house as she and her daughter (the mother of the victim) were entering the house.
She narrated, “Last night, (Saturday) as we got to the entrance of the house, the boy opened the gate for us. Suddenly, he screamed. We thought he was bitten by a Scorpion, but, as I was about to get down from the car to know what happened, I saw four gunmen already standing beside my car while two were at the gate and prevented the boy from closing the gate.
“I asked them what we had done wrong. We gave them our two bags. They collected the bags and also the phones of Gbolahan and his mother.
“As they were taking him away I held one of them by his cloth and insisted they should take me instead of him, they dragged us to the ground and started shooting.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, could not be reached.