The government of Ekiti State has confirmed the abduction of the Honorable 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.
According to the news released to the media by the state house communication team also confirms the initial reports that the kidnappers shot one person in his entourage, the driver of the vehicle, a serving Councillor, in the ensuing fracas.
The Governor, H. E 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.
The Commissioner for Police in Ekiti State, Amba Asuquo, has confirmed that a team has already been dispatched, and are on the trail of the abductors, with a view to securing their release.
A counselor in the Ilejemeje local government area of the state who was with the commissioner was reportedly shot dead on the spot by the kidnappers.