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Breaking! Hoodlums Kidnap UNIOSUN ASUU Chair’s Wife

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo

Some fierce-looking hoodlums on the night of Friday, 19th December, 2014, kidnapped the wife of the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Osun State University (UNIOSUN) chapter, Dr. Oluseye Abiona.

The victim, Mrs. Funmilayo Abiona, was said to have closed from her shop located at the junction leading to UNIOSUN Osogbo campus at Oke-Baale area, along Ibokun road around 6pm and was heading home in an unregistered lexus ES 330 ash colour salon car when she was kidnapped.

A source told our correspondent that the victim had parked at Titilola area of Old Garage in Osogbo around 7pm of Friday, 19th December, 2014 to buy something at a shop sending her younger sister, who was with her to help her get the item.

The eye witness said the victim was waiting for her sister before the hoodlums blocked her vehicle and tried to abduct her from the car but she resisted.

She was said to have engaged the hoodlums in hot altercation and was said to have slapped one of them.

In the ensuing battle, the abductors had smashed the rear wind screen of her vehicle in anger and dragged her into their red colour vehicle and drove away.

The eye witness disclosed that the abductors wore red shirts and numbered about five.

The eye witness suspected the abductors to be cultists owing to the manner they dressed and how they carried out their operation.

The detectives from the state police command were immediately contacted and on arrival at the scene, rescued the two children in her car while another detachment were on trail of the suspects.

When contacted, the State Police Commissioner, Alhaji Abubakar Marafa confirmed the incident through the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mrs. Folasade Odoro (DSP).

Marafa said that he had directed the detectives to ensure that they rescue the victim unhurt adding that all strategies have been deployed to ensure that the victim is rescued.

But our correspondent learnt that the victim’s husband had reported the matter at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Nigerian Police.

As at the time of filing this report, the whereabouts of Mrs Abiona were unknown while a source in her family said that the family has not received any call from the kidnappers apparently to demand for ransom.

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