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Cleric, son, brother abducted in Kwara

Gunmen on Saturday abducted an Islamic cleric, Alfa Sofiu Amolegbe, his son, Aliyu, and brother, Fasasi, from his residence at the Oko Olowo area along…

Gunmen on Saturday abducted an Islamic cleric, Alfa Sofiu Amolegbe, his son, Aliyu, and brother, Fasasi, from his residence at the Oko Olowo area along Ilorin-Jebba expressway.

The father of the cleric, Imam Amolegbe, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, said the kidnappers later abandoned Fasasi after cutting him with a matchet thinking he was dead, and that he had since been admitted in a private hospital in Ilorin.

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Imam Amolegbe further said, “The kidnappers have contacted us and they are asking for N100m ransom. We have begged them to accept N10m from us, even though we don’t have the money.

“I am appealing to the state government and men of goodwill to assist us in getting my two sons and grandson out of the den of the kidnappers.”

When contacted, the spokesman of the state’s police command, Okasanmi Ajayi, said, “Two suspects have been arrested and effort is ongoing to get the victims rescued while investigation is ongoing.”