The founder of the O’odua People’s Congress (OPC), Frederick Fasehun, has ordered his members to launch a manhunt on Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, who was kidnapped on Monday.
Mr. Fasehun gave the directive on Tuesday in a statement in Lagos.
He directed his members in Lagos and the entire South-West to collaborate with security agents to organise the search.
Mr. Fasehun, however, called for the immediate release of the council chairman in the interest of peace.
“We just heard about this unfortunate incident, which has filtered through Lagos State and is all over the Internet.
“Kehinde Bamigbetan is our son, a Yoruba man. Whoever touches any Yoruba man touches the apple’s eye of OPC and will pay dearly for it,” he said.
He directed OPC leaders to make phone calls and call meetings with the organisation’s leadership in Ejigbo for information, in order to guarantee Mr. Bamigbetan’s safety and sound return to his family.
“We warn whoever is behind this evil act that Bamigbetan must be released unharmed. Not one strand of his hair must be hurt”.
Mr. Fasehun said that the suspected kidnappers had made the worst mistake of their evil career.
Mr. Bamigbetan was kidnapped on Monday night close to his house in Ejigbo. His abductors have reportedly demanded a ransom of $1 million (N155 million).