Kidnappers seize corps member, demand N10m ransom

Published 5 years ago by: Adams Chris
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The Lagos State Police Command has commenced investigation into the kidnap of a 29-year-old National Youth Service Corps member, Ayobami Jaiyeola.

Relatives of the victim told PUNCH Metro that she was last seen while leaving her elder sister’s house at Dideolu Estate in the Oniru area of the state in the evening of Friday last week.

When our correspondent visited the victim’s home on Wednesday, family and friends thronged the place to commiserate with her mother.

A relative of the victim, who craved anonymity, said Ayobami left her two phones and handbag behind in the house at the time of her kidnap.

He said the matter was initially reported as a case of missing person.


He said, “On Friday, she suddenly left the house and walked outside the main gate of the estate. We have not heard anything from her since then. Her phones were here so there was little we could do.

“We asked the security guards at the gate if they noticed anything, but they said they only saw her walking out and no vehicle was seen nearby.

“We reported the matter to the Maroko Police Division, as well as the state command headquarters.”

It was learnt that following her disappearance, friends of the victim began sending messages on smartphones and the social media, begging members of the public to help search and provide details regarding Ayobami’s whereabouts.

PUNCH Metro however learnt that on Wednesday afternoon, a man, who refused to identify himself, called the victim’s elder sister on the telephone, demanding N10m as ransom.

The relative said, “We did not speak with Ayobami, but someone called with a private number demanding N10m.

“When we tried to ask further questions about the state of our daughter, the man terminated the call abruptly.”

Our correspondent learnt that Ayobami’s place of NYSC primary assignment is the Lagos State Ministry of Works, Alausa, Ikeja.

The victim, who graduated from the University of Maryland in the United States, was said to have returned to the country in January for  her youth service.

Some of her colleagues, who visited the family home on Wednesday, described her as a hardworking and responsible lady.

One of them, who identified himself simply as Gbade, said, “Ayobami serves in the same ministry as me. We are also part of the same Community Development Service known as Education and Enlightenment.

“We are here to show support and we believe that by God’s grace, she will return safely to her family.”

The victim’s brother-in-law, Mr Bosun Ayinde, confirmed to our correspondent that kidnappers had contacted the family.

“We want Ayobami back safe and sound. We have not rested since she left and you can imagine what her mother is going through,” he said.

Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said the police had commenced investigation into the matter


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ThoRam at 08:45 AM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked  
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mary11 at 09:04 AM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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Wtf!
Kidnapping an innocent corp member?
Why not leave innocent pple alone and go kidnap all dis politicians looting our money

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emekaeneh at 09:30 AM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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Smh on kidnappers.                                                        Eneh say so via nokia 3310
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Lekan22 at 09:37 AM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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ok
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slikkylikkynini at 09:46 AM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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nawa ooh! God will protect ha 2return safe n sound..
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Noble12 at 09:48 AM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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hmmmm
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odprince at 09:57 AM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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REALLY PAINFUL...WHY KIDNAPPING INNOCENT PEOPLE AND LET FREE THE CORRUPT MINISTERS AND POLITICIANS?NAIJA IS NOW SOMETHING ELSE...
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dareper at 10:09 AM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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Too bad
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keepingso at 10:41 AM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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God will expose them $ nothing will happen to her Amen
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bankadetoun at 10:43 AM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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I pray God will bring her back safely
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Abusiddiq at 12:04 PM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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my God
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Joy07 at 12:40 PM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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May God b wit her IJN.
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dickman2 at 12:45 PM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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hmmmmmmmm.
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ajanni at 01:39 PM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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na wa oooooooooo
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Rwangee at 03:30 PM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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Kidnap politician n nt corperz
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paulohking at 05:41 PM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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eeeeeeeeya
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Wysetots at 09:13 PM, 5/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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They should scrap this stupid thing called NYSC.
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dickman2 at 07:47 AM, 6/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
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osamabinladin at 08:38 PM, 6/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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 Sad
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