BEVERLY HILLS, March 22, (THEWILL) – Gunmen have kidnapped Chief Tajudeen Omotayo, a community leader in Imope, Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Omotayo, popularly called “Oba Alade Meta of Imope Town,” near Ijebu-Igbo, was kidnapped by gunmen on Saturday afternoon.
A source, who is a resident of the town, said on Monday that the abductee left for Ijebu-Ode around 11 am.
The victim, sources said, was kidnapped on his way back home around 3:00 pm by the unknown gunmen who accosted him at Oke-Eri of Imope and took him away leaving his vehicle on the road.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi also confirmed the incident.
“We are aware of the incident, we are on it. Our people are there, operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit are there. The Area Commander, Ijebu-Ode is there. All the DPOs have been deployed to the place. We are working on it,” he stated.