Mr Richard Omosehin, a former Senior Special Assistance to On State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
Richard Omosehin Kidnapped
It was gathered that the former governor’s aide was kidnapped at his residence in Igbekebo, the headquarters of Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state, on Saturday.
The kidnappers numbering about six came to the community through the water on a speed boat, and forcefully gained entrance into the building before dragging the victim out of his house in the middle of the night.
They immediately left the community after abducting their victim and sped off in a waiting speed boat to an unknown destination since Saturday morning.
It was gathered that the abductors, however, opened negotiations with the family, demanding the sum of N100m to secure the freedom of Omosehin.
According to a source, “the incident happened at about 2 am on Saturday. We invited the police immediately after the incident happened but by the time the policemen arrived at the place the kidnappers have taken their victim away.
“But the kidnappers had been talking with the family of the victim, demanding N100m as ransom while the family has been negotiating with the abductors.”
The traditional ruler of the town, Oba Simon Dabo, who confirmed the incident on a radio programme, said the victim had been allowed to speak with his wife from the kidnapper’s den.
He said that the kidnappers demanded a sum of N100m for his release and appealed to the security operatives in the state to ensure the release of the former aides to Akeredolu unhurt.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami said efforts were ongoing to set the victim free unhurt, adding that investigations had begun into the matter.
“We are already making efforts to rescue the victim and investigation had begun,” she said.
KanyiDaily had also reported how gunmen kidnapped an Islamic cleric, Alfa Sofiu Amolege, and his son at Oko- Olowo, a suburb of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.