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Ekiti INEC Secretary kidnapped

The Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State, Dr Muslim Omoleke, has been kidnapped.

Metro gathered that Dr Omoleke was kidnapped by yet-to-be identified people at Iwaraja community, near Ilesa, in Osun State, at about 4.00 p.m. on Thursday.

He was said to have been intercepted by the abductors and driven away into the forest of Ijesaland, alongside his driver and his child.

“They later released his child and the driver and the vehicle, but took him away. We have not heard anything since then,” a source told Metro.

When contacted, the spokesperson of INEC in Ekiti State, Alhaji Taiwo Gbadegesin, confirmed the incident and said security agencies in Ondo, Osun and Ekiti states had been contacted on the incident.

Gbadegesin said he visited Ondo and Osun states on official duty and that no contact had been made by the abductors or “do we know why he was kidnapped.”