Suspected kidnappers on Monday abducted the Director of Administration, Gbonyin Local Government area of Ekiti State, Mr. David Jejelowo; and his driver along Ado-Ekiti/Ijan-Ekiti Road.
This came less than a week after gunmen had killed an accountant with Emure LG and kidnapped two other top officials of the council along Emure-Ise/Ikere-Ekiti Road.
However, the kidnap victims in Emure regained their freedom last Saturday.
The victims in both cases were kidnapped while returning to Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, after work.
It was gathered that Jejelowo was returning to Ado-Ekiti around 7.15pm in his official car when he was abducted on the way.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the incident, saying the driver had been released.
Ikechuwu said, “We confirmed the kidnap incident yesterday (Monday). It happened along Ado-Ijan Road and it involved the Director of Administration, Gbonyin Local Government; and his driver.
“But the driver has been released. We can confirm that to you. We are monitoring the situation and our men are working round the clock to ensure that the man is rescued from the hideout.”
The spokesman, who said the Police were working assiduously to tame the marauders, called on members of the public to give useful information that would help to track down the criminals.