Gunmen demand N50 million ransom to release newly wed wife - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, June 23, 2023

Gunmen demand N50 million ransom to release newly wed wife

Relations and friends of a newly wed wife, Rukkayat Musa kidnapped in Ilorin by unknown gunman have been thrown into confusion over the N50m ransom placed on her to be released, or be killed by this weekend.

The family which had no such money had resorted raising money from philanthropists and people who can assist through a social media.

The message read; "Ass'salamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatu.
Ruqayyat Musa Gbodofu;
"The picture of the girl shown below   (Ruqayyat Musa Gbodofu) was kidnapped yesterday June 21, 2023 at the resident of her parents.

"The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of FIFTY MILLION NAIRA (N50, 000, 000) with a threat to kill the girl if the demand is not met before weekend.

"We solicit for your assistance for any amount. The Almighty Allah will not let your children enter the trap of the kidnappers.

"Please you can forward your assistance to the  Bank Account below;
Account details:  Here's my account details : 0117995153, Ibrahim Musa Al-gbodofy,

It was reliably gathered that some gunmen in the midnight of Wednesday invaded the home of newly wed couple at Oniyangi area on Emir's road, Ilorin in Ilorin West local government area of Kwara state and succeeded in kidnapping the wife identified as Rukkayat Musa.

It was further gathered that when the gunmen gained entrance to the rented apartment of the couple around Alaya's Compound, the husband simply identified as Mr Musa managed to escape through the backyard of the building but the wife was not all that lucky.

It was  also gathered that the kidnappers had got in contact with the family and demanded for a ransom of N50million before the release of the woman.

One of the relatives of the wife who did not want his name in print said that Rukkayat who hails from Gbodofu compound also in the area was living in a rented apartment at the adjacent compound after their marriage which was held about three months ago.

According to her,"Rukkayat is from Gbodofu compound but she lived in a rented apartment with her husband after their marriage on Emir's road where they were attacked on Wednesday night.

"The husband managed to escape being kidnapped but the wife was taken away by the kidnappers. The kidnappers got in contact with the family and demanded for payment of N50million which they said should be paid before the weekend.

"The family has no such money and that is why we are appealing to philanthropists and members of the public to please assist us so that the kidnappers will not kill our daughter", he said.

The relative said that the incident was reported to the Police at Oja Oba station, Ilorin on Thursday.

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