Enyimba Plead For Release Of Kidnapped Dayo Ojo

By Daily Sports on March 25, 2020

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Nigerian champions, Enyimba of Aba have pleaded with kidnappers of their striker, Ekundayo Ojo to release the star, who was abducted by gunmen along the Benin-Owo Expressway.

According to Enyimba, the incident occurred on Sunday as the player journeyed to Akure to observe a break following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League amid concerns over the global pandemic, Covid-19.

Ojo, his teammate, Emmanuel James and Benjamin Iluyomade of Abia Comets, were travelling in the same vehicle when the kidnappers struck. While James escaped the attack, Iluyomade was captured alongside Ojo.

The clubs said they were in close contact with Ojo’s family, adding that efforts were already in place to ensure the player’s release from his abductors.

“At this time, and considering the sensitivity of the incident, Enyimba Football Club wishes to call on members of the media to refrain from reports or speculations capable of jeopardising the player’s safety.

“Ojo’s family also wishes to appeal for privacy while enjoining the general public to pray for the safety and freedom of the player,” the club said in a statement.

Reacting to the incident, Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident and said the police were already on the trail of the hoodlums to secure the release of the victims.

He also disclosed that the men of the state police command have rescued one of the players, but he did not reveal the identity of the rescued player.

“We have been able to rescue one of the players and our men are already in the bush after the kidnappers. I will get the details of incident as soon as I get the information from the DPO of Ipele Owo,” the police spokesman stated. (Channels TV)

•PHOTO: Dayo Ojo 


Source Daily Sports

Posted March 25, 2020


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