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Wife Of APC Chairmanship Candidate Abducted By Gunmen

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Mrs. Kudirat Balogun, the wife of a chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming Saturday October 8 election in Ogun State, has been abducted. She was abducted at her home on Sunday by four gunmen.

Kudirat’s husband, Gafar Balogun, is eyeing the chairmanship seat of Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state and was not around when the gunmen struck.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the assailants arrived at the Baloguns residence on Sekoni Street in the Olomore area of Abeokuta around 8pm.

They were said to have pretended to be visitors, asking after the APC chairmanship candidate.

The gunmen reportedly met his 13- year- old son, Kehinde, who never knew their intention until they drew out their guns.

The teenager told journalists that he was led at gunpoint into the sitting room where his mother, who was preparing food in the kitchen, walked into the hands of the abductors.

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The gunmen reportedly took him and his mother outside, and at gunpoint, led them into a Toyota Matrix brought by them.

They took the victim and left Kehinde.

The kidnappers reportedly told Kehinde while leaving, “your father is a sure person, your mummy will return soon.”

Kehinde, thereafter, raised the alarm in the neighbourhood.

His father later raced home when he was informed on the telephone about the incident.

Kudirat’s husband said he had reported the case at the Lafenwa Police Station, from where it was transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

As of the time of filing this report, the abductors had yet to contact the family.

The Ogun State acting Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

He said, “The Commissioner of Police has ordered the anti-kidnapping unit to take over the case and investigations have commenced into the matter.”

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