The Government of Ekiti State has confirms the abduction of the its 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.
In a statement by the state commissioner for information and values orientation, Muyiwa Olumilua, from initial reports, the kidnappers shot one person in his entourage, the driver of the vehicle, a serving Councillor, in the ensuing fracas.
“Governor Kayode Fayemi has mandated the security agencies in the State to ensure their prompt and safe release, while assuring residents that adequate measures are ongoing, to maintain the peace and security of the State.
“He promised that all perpetrators of this and any crime will be brought to book.
It added that the Commissioner for Police in Ekiti State, Amba Asuquo, has already confirmed that a team has already been dispatched, and are on the trail of the abductors, with a view to securing their release.