Gunmen have kidnapped the Chairman of Iganna Local Council Development Area, Oyo State, Mr Jacob Adeleke.
Our correspondents gathered that the council boss was kidnapped alongside his driver on Sunday night on Okeho-Ado Awaye Road.
Adeleke was reported to be on his way to Ibadan, the state capital, preparatory to a meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde when he was intercepted by the hoodlums and whisked away along with his driver.
Our source learnt that the assailants later contacted the family and demanded N200m ransom.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident.
He said, “Information reaching me reveals that he was kidnapped along Ado Awaye- Iseyin Road; efforts intensified to get him released and arrest the culprits, please.”
Meanwhile, members of the Oodua People’s Congress have begun a search for Adeleke and his driver.
The OPC Chairman in Oyo State, Mr Rotimi Olumo, said the abductors might still be within the area.
“I have called my people and they said they have started combing the forests in the area in search of them,” he said.