19-year-old Daughter of a Politician Kidnapped 4 Days to Her Birthday in Lagos
Bukola Adeosun, the 19-year-old daughter of Mr. Bode Adeosun, an All Progressives Congress (APC) councillorship aspirant at Odi Olowo Local Council Development Area, Lagos State, has been abducted by suspected kidnappers.
Vanguard reported that Bukola was abducted about 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Ilupeju area of the metropolis when she went out to buy fish for her mother with her younger sister. The victim’s sibling was said to have gone in with the fish seller to collect balance of their money but came to discover that Bukola was nowhere to be seen.
The kidnappers were alleged to have ordered the girl into their Black Toyota Camry car.
Bukola’s younger sister thought the victim had gone back home. She also went home only to find out that Bukola was also not at home.
The victim’s distraught father, Adeosun, said members of the community joined them in the frantic search for Bukola.
He said: “I was returning from a meeting when I received a phone call from my wife that our daughter had been abducted. I rushed home and saw a crowd in my house. They were assisting my wife in the search for our daughter. After we returned home about 1.39 a.m., I received a phone call from a strange person, telling me that my daughter was in their custody. The caller said that I would hear from them again and hung up.
“It was then I knew my daughter had been abducted. Since then, I have not heard from the kidnappers. I don’t know what my daughter is going through right now.
“My daughter was abducted four days to her birthday. She would have been 20. I hope this is not how my political opponents want to get back at me. They know they would lose in the forthcoming election.”
A resident, Mr. Kunle Ajayi, said Bukola’s abduction was strange because such had never happened in the community. The matter was reported at Ilupeju Police Station. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the girl was missing, not abducted.
He said the matter had been reported to the police and that investigation was ongoing.