Two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have been kidnapped in Iwaraja, Oriade local government area of Osun state and N1 million has reportedly been demanded by the culprits.
The officials identified as Bayegunmi and Abioye, were said to have been kidnapped on Monday, May 20, Premium Times reports.
FRSC spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, and the Osun state police spokesperson, Folasade Odoro.
According to Odoro, efforts are on to rescue the victims.
Kazeem said: “The officers belong to Akure unit. The wives also confirmed and they said the kidnappers are asking for ransom.”
The FRSC spokesperson said the kidnappers requested for a ransom of N1 million.
He said: “At about 1900hrs the Ondo State command of FRSC received information from lpetu-ljesha command that the highway police covering Ipetu-Iwaraja road sighted an abandoned vehicle ( Reg. no JJJ 171 AL ash colour pathfinder) suspected to belong to Acc Bayeigun(Acc M&E Ondo sector command).
“The police highway commander suspected incident of Kidnapping since they were just invited to the scene few minutes after the attack. The bush around the scene was combed by the police team but (they) could not trace the victims. As at the time of reporting, police could not ascertain the number of passengers in the vehicle.
“The DSS Osun & Ondo including police are working together to ensure rescue.
“Just now, the two spouses called sector commander to inform that the kidnappers are requesting for N1M and to be paid by 0900 hrs this morning.