Unknown gunmen, on Wednesday, shot dead the Accountant of the Emure Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Mr Abayomi Ajayi.
Two other employees of the council – the Coordinator of the state Primary Health Care Board, Dr Fashina, and the Administrative Officer, Pastor Onaade – were also kidnapped during the incident.
The incident took place around 8pm along the Ikere-Ise Road, when the local government council officials were returning home from work.
Sources could not agree on whether the three were in the same vehicle or not.
A source in the council, who preferred anonymity, said, “I cannot really say how it happened, but the kidnappers have contacted the families of the two council officials.
“They are demanding a ransom of N10m from each of the two families.”
The Police Public Relations Officer for the Ekiti State Police Command, Mr Caleb Ikechukwu, told our correspondent on the telephone on Thursday that investigations had commenced into the matter.