THE Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo Police Command, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, has revealed that four unidentified gunmen on Tuesday evening, abducted Dayo
Adewole, son of the immediate past Minister for Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, in Iroko, near Fiditi, Afijio local government of Oyo state.
Fadeyi disclosed that “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 the guy and track down the abductors,” Fadeyi said.
He added that a vehicle with which the gunmen abducted Dayo had been discovered.
The ex-minister was reportedly alerted and is on his way back to Nigeria from his short his trip abroad.
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 said, ”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.”