Popular Supermarket Owner Kidnapped

Some unknown gunmen kidnapped Funke Ayodele who happens to be the owner of the popular supermarket ‘Cheapest Ladies and Kiddies Place.’

She was reportedly approached at her home’s gate on Wednesday night after closing her shop in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.

According to an eyewitness, the woman was about to enter her compound in the Baptist church area of Ganaja-Lokoja when gun-wielding hoodlums jumped on her, dragged her out of her car, and drove her away to an unknown destination.

The gateman and others who were at the gate when her assailants struck were said to have fled for safety when the hoodlums pulled out guns and began shooting at random to scare people away.

According to a family member, the woman was abducted around 9 p.m. by her abductors, who were allegedly following her from her shop in Lokoja’s Phase II area.

A family source who spoke to reporters said;

“She drove in, waiting for the gateman to open the gate of her house when suddenly four boys dressed in black regalia stopped her at gunpoint and dragged her to their car.

Before we understood what was going on, the boys put her in their car and drove off. We have not received any call from them.

We are very much concerned for her life, because she has been suffering from high blood pressure.”

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