Gunmen kidnap 78-year-old mother of ex-Ondo commissioner

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The Ondo police confirmed the kidnap.

A 78-year-old mother of the immediate past Commissioner for Education in Ondo State, Remi Olatubora, has been kidnapped by gunmen at her Iyansan country home in the riverside community of Irele Local Government Area of the State.

PREMIUN TIMES gathered that about six hoodlums stormed the woman’s residence using a speed boat and headed straight to her room from where she was kidnapped.

It was further learnt that the faint wailings of the aged woman, whose name could not be ascertained as at press time, woke up the younger wife of her husband who was asleep in another room; but the latter retreated when she saw the armed men.

They were said to have hurriedly took the woman away and escaped using the speed boat to the creeks. The incident happended at about 1:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Her son, Remi, who is also a lawyer and a member of the legal team that defended Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s suit at the just concluded Ondo Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, could not be reached as at the time of filing the report.

The spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, Wole Ogodo, confirmed the incident.

Mr. Ogodo assured members of the public that detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department had started investigation on the case while expressing confidence that the hoodlums would be apprehended in due course.


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