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Mrs. Funlayo Ajayi, a major newspaper distributor, who operates her business under the name of Joke Agency in Lagos Garage area, was reportedly kidnapped on Monday in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, by four gunmen and had been taken to an unknown destination.
Ajayi, aka Mama Joke, who’s in her late 50s, was travelling in her Nissan salon car, on her way to collect the day’s consignment of the newspapers at the distribution point along Ejinrin Road, in Ijebu Ode, when the gunmen blocked her car and abducted her.
The kidnappers were said to have reached out to Ajayi’s family members and had demanded N40m ransom.
The victim was said to have been allowed to speak with family members and associates.
She had reportedly told one of the associates that “I don’t know where I am here. All they are telling me is that they want something from me.” The case, our correspondent gathered, had been reported to the police at the Ijebu Ode area headquarters, Igbeba.