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BREAKING NEWS: APC Chairman Ekiti State Abducted by Gunmen

By Ologeh Joseph

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman of Ekiti State, Paul Omotosho have been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

Although the details of the incident is mysterious, Irohinodua gathered the kidnapping took place on Saturday evening along Agbado – Imesi – Ekiti road in Gbonyin Local Government Area of the State.

The development was confirmed to our correspondent by a trusted source, who explained that Omotosho was driving alone to his home town Imesi-Ekiti when the gunmen ambushed his vehicle with gunshots before taking him away.

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It was made known to us by our source, he 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 Irohinodua.

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 our correspondent, but yet to do so, as of press time.

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