The Chairman of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ondo State, Mr Bisi Ogungbemi, has been reportedly kidnapped along with four other persons by unidentified gunmen in the state.
Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mr Idowu Akinrinlola, confirmed the incident to ChannelsTV in a telephone chat on Thursday, saying Mr Ogungbemi and the others were kidnapped on Wednesday evening along the Oba-Akoko/Owo Road, while they were travelling from Ikare-Akoko to Akure, the state capital.
It is understood that those kidnapped alongside Ogungbemi are his special assistant and his driver, as well one Jide Ipinsagba and an ADC chieftain in the state, Princess Abdulkareem.
Akinrinlola explained that the vehicles of the victims were seen on the roadside while information of their whereabouts was still sketchy.
The incident has been confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Command, Mr Femi Joseph, who said police detectives were sent to the scene only to discover an empty vehicle on the roadside.