Okada rider abducts teenager in Ondo

Some men suspected to be kidnappers, at the weekend, abducted a 19-year-old girl, Moyinoluwa Abdulkareem in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The young girl, who was kidnapped while returning from a bank within the ancient town, was said to have been kidnapped by a motorcycle rider known as okada.

According to a source, who explained that the incident occurred on Friday evening, after the young girl    decided to leave for her home after her transaction at the bank.

She said “she boarded an okada while returning home and that was the last we heard about her, but the abductors have confirmed that the girl was in their custody and spoken with her parents.”

Speaking on his daughter’s abduction, Mr Bola Abdulkareem, explained that his daughter went to the bank on Friday, but never returned home and said he reported the case at the Owo Police “A” Division in the town.

Abdulkareem said he was surprised to receive a call from the abductors who allowed him to speak with his daughter but said they never requested for any ransom.

According to him, Moyinoluwa informed him that she was picked at the bank by the okada rider who diverted to another route on the premise that he was avoiding police check point.

He said “she told me that was all she could remember; only to find herself in a dark room where they ordered her to call me and we have not heard from them since then.

“They did not request for any ransom and they never called again, but the police assured me that the hoodlums will be arrested. I want to appeal to the abductors to free my daughter.”

The Division Police Officer (DPO) of “A” Division in Owo, Mr Oluwole Fabiyi, who confirmed the abduction, said his men have commenced investigation into the matter, assuring that the criminals would soon be arrested.