Gunmen Kidnap Akeredolu’s Former Aide, Demand N100m Ransom

By Tapre Timine
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Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped Richard Omosehin, a former Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.

The incident was confirmed to newsmen on Monday by the Ondo State Police Command.

The police said they had begun a search for the victim and commenced an investigation into the matter.

Omosehin was said to have been kidnapped at his residence in Igbekebo, the headquarters of Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state, on Saturday.

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A source held that about six bandits came to the community on a speed boat and went to the private house of the victim where he was dragged into the boat, and sped off with .

The source said:

The incident happened at about 2 am on Saturday. Immediately, people invited the police, but by the time the policemen arrived at the place, the kidnappers had taken the man (victim) away.”

Also confirming the event on a radio programme, the monarch of Igbekebo town, Oba Simon Dabo, disclosed that the victim was allowed to call his wife from the den of the kidnapper and the gunmen had demanded a sum of N100m for his release.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, said efforts were ongoing to set the victim free unharmed.

The PPRO said:

We are already making efforts to rescue the victim and investigation had begun.”

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