Oyo state command of the Nigerian Police force, on Wednesday morning confirmed the abduction of a son of the former Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, near Fiditi, Afijio local government of Oyo state.
The police public relations officer in the state, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the news to reporters on Wednesday morning in Ibadan.
According to Fadeyi, “the man, Dayo Adewole was abducted by four gunmen around 6:30 pm at Iroko.
The Area commander in Moniya and other patrol teams had been alerted and are presently giving the armed men, a hot chase.
“We are on their trail as I speak with you and more deployments had been made to rescue him and track down the abductors,” Fadeyi said.
He added that a vehicle with which the gunmen abducted the victim had been discovered. The story of the abduction of the Minister’s son, Dayo Adewole went viral on social media on Tuesday evening.
The abductors were yet to contact the family on their motive and the condition of their victim. A source said Dayo was waylaid at gunpoint on his farm in Iroko.
Although there were some staff with Dayo, the abductors went for him as a prime target. It was gathered that the kidnappers later took Dayo away to an unknown destination.
A source told reporters that, “the villagers were alerted by the staff who survived the ordeal. Local hunters were mobilised by the Oniroko of Iroko.
“The hunters were said to have located the car of the abductors along the road to Iware village near Iroko. “But they are yet to locate Dayo’s whereabouts.
It was suspected that the kidnappers might have changed their vehicle following persistent announcement on radio after Oniroko had raised the alarm on air.”