Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the state chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti, Paul Omotosho.
Although detail of the incident is still sketchy, it was gathered the APC chairman was kidnapped on Saturday evening along Agbado – Imesi-Ekiti road in Gbonyin Local Government Area of the State.
A reliable source who confirmed the development to Tribune explained that Omotosho who is from Imesi-Ekiti was driving alone to his home town when the gunmen ambushed his vehicle with sporadic gunshots before taking him away.
The source said, “The chairman still called me this morning (Saturday) and we spoke at length and from what we gathered, he actually came to drop his driver in Ado-Ekiti and was returning to his hometown alone when the kidnappers fired gunshots at his vehicle and deflated his tyres.
“They moved him from the scene which is around Agbado – Imesi-Ekiti road with their vehicle to a forest around Ise-Ekiti, that is what I know about the incident for now.
“The governor, Biodun Oyebanji is aware of the situation and has taken immediate action towards securing the release of the party chairman.”
The state APC publicity secretary, Segun Dipe confirmed the abduction of the party chairman when contacted on Saturday evening
“Yes, my brother, our chairman has been kidnapped and we are already working with security agencies towards securing his release,” the party spokesperson told Sunday Tribune.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Sunday Abutu when contacted said he was not aware of the incident and promised to get back to the newsmen, but yet to do so, as of press time.