The Ondo State Police Command on Monday confirmed the abduction of a former Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Richard Omosehin.

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

It was gathered that the former governor’s aide was kidnapped at his residence in Igbekebo, the headquarters of Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state, on Saturday.

According to a source, the bandits numbering about six, 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 they sped off.

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The source said, ” The incident happened at about 2am 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. ”

The monarch of Igbekebo town, Oba Simon Dabo, who confirmed the incident on a radio programme, disclosed that the victim was allowed to call his wife from of 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 unhurt.

“We are already making efforts to rescue the victim and investigation had begun,” the PPRO stated.

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