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Gunmen abduct ex-Akeredolu’s aide, demand N100m

Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped Richard Omosehin, a former Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, in Ondo State.

The Ondo State Police Command, confirmed the incident on Monday, saying that the incident was being investigated, while search efforts for the victim already started.

It was gathered that Omosehin was abducted over the weekend at his home in Igbekebo, the headquarters of Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state.

According to a source, the gunmen, who were six in number, arrived in the neighbourhood on a speed boat before going to the victim’s private residence and took off with hm in their boat.

The victim was permitted to call his wife from the kidnapper’s den, according to Oba Simon Dabo, the monarch of Igbekebo town, who confirmed the incident on a radio programme.

The monarch also disclosed that the kidnappers demanded N100m in exchange for the victim’s release.

The police spokesperson in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami said that efforts were being made to rescue the victim.

“We have started an investigation and are already working to rescue the victim,” she said.

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