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Ondo TVC Correspondent Kidnapped In Osun State

August 7, 2014

Colleagues said the kidnap might be politically motivated.

Mr. Ayodeji Moradeyo, an Ondo State correspondent with Television Continental, TVC, Lagos, has been kidnapped.

Ayodeji Morakinyo

Mr. Moradeyo was abducted this afternoon in Osogbo, Osun State after covering a news rally in the town.

The fierce reporter was among crops of journalists sent to monitor the coming election in Osun State, set for Saturday.

Sources in the area told SaharaReporters that his abductors were armed with guns and dressed in police uniforms, and swiftly whisked him away.

Colleagues said the kidnap might be politically motivated.

His wife Aderoke told SaharaReporters in Akure, that the abductors have not yet made any contact.

"[I] have been trying his numbers, they are not going through. Please, help me. He told me they called him from his office in Lagos to move down to Osun State for Saturday's election," she said.

Attempts to reach Moradeyo by phone were unsuccessful.