The Police Command in Oyo State on Wednesday confirmed the kidnapped of Dayo Adewole, the son of former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dayo was allegedly kidnapped on Tuesday at about 6pm at gunpoint on his farm in Iroko, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the command, SP Olugbega Fadeyi, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan that the police were in serious chase of the suspected kidnappers.
Fadeyi said the police got the information that four armed men went to the farm to kidnap the young man and they immediately gave the armed men a hot chase.
He also said the police team, led by Area Commander, Moniya gave the chase and the vehicle allegedly used for the kidnap of Dayo was recovered in a bush.
He said: “We have continued to give a serious manhunt for the rescue of the victim.
“The anti-kidnapping squad, police patrol men among others have been deployed so that the young man can be rescue.”
When asked if he was aware whether the kidnappers have contacted the victim’s family, Fadeyi said he was not aware of that.
Effort to get reaction from the former Minister Adewole proved abortive as calls put to him did not go through.