Ogun Police Pledge Action as Kidnappers Refuse to Release Woman Despite N5 Million Ransom

Ogun businesswoman kidnapped, family pays ransom but captors refuse to release her. IGP pledges to tackle rising kidnapping cases, creates new area commands to combat crime.

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Ogun Police Pledge Action as Kidnappers Refuse to Release Woman Despite N5 Million Ransom

Ogun Police Pledge Action as Kidnappers Refuse to Release Woman Despite N5 Million Ransom

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has pledged to tackle the rising cases of kidnapping in Ogun state. This comes as a businesswoman, Risikat Oladokun, remains in captivity despite her family paying a ransom of over N5 million to her abductors.

Risikat was kidnapped by gunmen on March 12, 2024, while returning from work in Awa Ijebu, Ijebu North LGA. Her husband, Mathew Oladokun, reported the case to the police and later paid the demanded ransom. However, the kidnappers have refused to release Risikat and are demanding more money.

Oladokun has appealed to the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, to collaborate with other security agencies to ensure his wife's safe return. He lamented the inability of the police to rescue her even after the ransom payment.

Why this matters: The case highlights the ongoing security challenges and the threat of kidnapping in Ogun state. It raises concerns about the effectiveness of law enforcement in handling such cases and the impact on victims' families.

During a meeting with relevant parties in Abeokuta, IGP Egbetokun announced the immediate creation of additional Area Commands in Ifo, Imeko, and Idiroko areas of the state to address the issue. He called for more support for the police to effectively combat crime.

State Commissioner of Police Alamutu stated that Ogun remains one of the safest states in Nigeria despite having its fair share of insecurity challenges. Egbetokun also met with Governor Dapo Abiodun and commissioned the newly built Ogun State Police Command's headquarters during his 3-day official visit to the state.

As of April 17, 2024, Risikat Oladokun remains in captivity, with her abductors refusing to release her and demanding more money from her family. Mathew Oladokun continues to appeal for action from the police and other security agencies to secure his wife's safe return. The police have not provided any concrete updates on the case, leaving the victim's current status unknown.

Key Takeaways

  • Ogun IGP pledges to tackle rising kidnapping cases in the state.
  • Businesswoman Risikat Oladokun remains captive despite family paying N5M ransom.
  • IGP creates new Area Commands to address security challenges in Ogun.
  • Ogun CP says state remains one of the safest in Nigeria.
  • Risikat's abductors refuse to release her, demanding more money from family.