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Gunmen kidnap Ondo Gov’s aide wife

By News Desk

Hours after gunmen assassinated an Ondo monarch, the Olu of Ifon, Oba Adegoke Adeusi, the wife of the chief of staff to the state governor, Olugbenga Ale, was said to have been abducted by kidnappers.

Aside from Ale’s wife, it was learnt that another woman was also abducted at the scene by the gunmen while returning from a business trip in the state.

As gathered, the gunmen’s kidnap of Ale’s wife was said to have created panic within Ondo with questions being asked by residents on the state of security and functions of the recently created state police formation called Amotekun in Ondo.

It was learnt that the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has been notified and was said to have visited the home of his aide in Alagbaka axis of the state to get first-hand information on the issue.

The Police spokesperson for the state command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the development on Friday, stated that the governor’s aide wife was abducted in the Owena village, along Akure/Ondo Highway of Ondo State yesterday.

Ikoro further disclosed that Ale’s wife was whisked into a nearby bush by the gunmen to fast-track their movement from the community after the operation.

ASP Ikoro said a detachment of police detectives have been searching the nearby bush in a bid to rescue the victims and apprehend the abductors.

Aside from the monarch, the gunmen also robbed a commercial bank at Ode-lrele town, headquarters of lrele council area of Ondo State, leaving one person dead.

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