Gunmen kidnap ex-health minister’s son on his farm

Some unknown gunmen have abducted Dayo Adewole, the son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole.

A source said that Dayo was kidnapped waylaid at gunpoint on his farm in Iroko, near Fiditi in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State at about 6pm on Tuesday before being whisked away to an unknown place.

It was gathered that some staff were with Dayo that evening but the abductors ignored them and only kidnapped Dayo.

Dayo’s staff were said to have saises the alarm to villagers of Iroko before the traditional ruler of the sleepy community summoned local hunters who mounted a search for the former minister’s son.

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 the monarch, Oniroko of Iroko had raised the alarm on air.”

Also, the military, the police, security agents and local hunters were said to have joined forces with the local hunters to be on the trail of the kidnappers.

Upon receiving the bad news, the ex-minister who had travelled abroad was said to be on his way back to Nigeria.

As at the time of filling this report, the abductors were yet to contact their victim’s family.

Dayo is said to be a graduate of Agriculture and had been operating a farm in Iroko village before he was abducted.

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Ekene Agbor

I am a journalist, a media consultant, a gender parity and innovation advocate, a grammarian, and a professional MC.

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