Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Federal Lawmaker's mother kidnapped
The mother of a member of Nigeria's House of Representatives, representing Ijebu North, Ijebu East and Ogun waterside Federal Constituency, South West Nigeria, Abiodun Abudu Balogun, has been kidnapped.
Online news medium, Premium Times has just reported that the victim, Obedatu Abudu-Balogun, was abducted by six gunmen from her residence at Ita – Otu in Ijebu, Ijebu Waterside Local Government area of Ogun State, around 9:30p.m. on Monday.
The abductors were yet to contact her family as at the time of this report,
The victim’s son is the Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Internal Security.
Mr. Balogun, 49, has described the incident as too painful to bear. He said he and his family were praying for the safe return of his mother.
When contacted, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the command was yet to be informed about the kidnap. Mr. Adejobi said the police would commence its investigations as soon as the kidnap is reported.