Gunmen kidnap petrol dealer in Gov Fayemi’s hometown in Ekiti
Gunmen have kidnapped a petrol dealer, Itakorode Adebayo on Thursday at his filling station in Governor Kayode Fayemi’s hometown, Isan Ekiti, in Oye Local Government area of Ekiti state.
It was gathered that the gunmen numbering eight invaded Adebayo’s Prosperous Filling Station located around 7pm on Thursday and kidnapped him.
The Ekiti State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, said a team of police operatives and detectives, including the Amotekun Corps and the local hunters, had been deployed to rescue the victim.
According to him, operatives had been mandated to rigorously comb the bushes and the forests across the state to ensure they rescue the man.
Abutu said: “The Ekiti State Police Command, in addition to the rescue teams deployed, has contacted all the States bordering Ekiti State for possible assistance towards the rescue of the victim and the arrest of the perpetrators.”
The police PRO also revealed that two suspected goat thieves were arrested by men of the command. The police spokesman said: “On April 8, at about 7 am, the Divisional Police Headquarters, Iworoko, received a call from a group of hunters at Igbemo-Ekiti that they intercepted a Saloon Primera car with two occupants carrying 10 goats suspected to have been stolen.”
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