Fayemi confirms abduction of aide, says security trailing kidnappers
By Ogunsona Samuel
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has confirmed the abduction of the state-s Commissioner for Agriculture, Chief Olabode Folorunso.
The Commissioner was kidnapped in Sunday between Isan, Dr Fayemi’s home town and Iludun, some five kilometres away from Isan
In a statement on Sunday evening made available to Irohonoodua, Fayemi through the State’s Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation Aare Muyiwa Olumilua said the State security operatives were working round the clock to track down the bandits
He said “the Government of Ekiti State hereby confirms the abduction of the Honorable Commissioner for Agriculture, Chief Folorunso Olabode, by suspected bandits at about 7:00pm on Sunday April 26, 2020 on his way from Ado-Ekiti to his hometown in Iye-Ekiti, Ilejemeje LGA of Ekiti State.”
He said from initial reports, the kidnappers shot one person in his entourage, the driver of the vehicle, a serving Councillor, in the ensuing fracas.
He said the state Government has mandated the security agencies in the State to ensure their prompt and safe release.
He assured residents that adequate measures are ongoing, to maintain the peace and security of the State.
He also promised that all perpetrators of this and any crime will be brought to book.
The Commissioner for Police in Ekiti State, Amba Asuquo, has also confirmed that a team has already been dispatched, and are on the trail of the abductors, with a view to securing their release.