By Olabode Olanrewaju
Mrs Esther Akinsola, the wife of one of the foremost civil engineering gurus in Ibadan was reportedly snatched by gunmen on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
About six to eight gunmen attacked her motorcade at Ijebu-jesa road around Ilesa in Osun State as reported by her family. She had attended the wedding ceremony of one of her church members in Ondo. And it was on her way back that the gunmen bumped unto the road and began to fire at the motorcade that were returning to Ibadan, Oyo State. No one was killed in the course of the shooting. The people in three of the cars out of the four escaped with their cars having bullet holes except Mrs Esther Akinsola’s car which was hijacked with her. Her son, Bayo told our correspondent.
The kidnappers, on Monday, passed a call through to her husband, Mr Akinsola demanding 20 million Naira ransom. “They (the kidnappers) assert that they will not release her until the ransom is paid,” her son told our correspondent on Tuesday.