Unknown armed persons have abducted the Chairman of Iganna Local Council Development Area , Oyo State , Mr Jacob Adeleke,and his driver on Okeho-Ado Awaye Road on Sunday night.
It was gathered that Adeleke was en route to Ibadan , the state capital , preparatory to a meeting with Oyo State Governor ,Seyi Makinde ,when he was intercepted by the gunmen and whisked away along with his driver.
The abductors were said to later contacted the family and demanded a ransom N200m for his release.
Olugbenga Fadeyi ,who is the state Police Public Relations Officer , confirmed the incident ,saying,“Information reaching me reveals that he was kidnapped along Ado Awaye – Iseyin Road; efforts intensified to get him released and arrest the culprits, please . ”
However, members of the Oodua People’ s Congress have commenced a search for Adeleke and his driver ,the OPC Chairman in Oyo State , Mr Rotimi Olumo, stated that the abductors might still be within the vicinity.
“ I have called my people and they said they have started combing the forests in the area in search of them, ” he disclosed.