Some unknown gunmen have abducted a director of account in the office of the Lagos State Governor in the Epe area of the state.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at his office
60-year-old Thomas Otuyemi, a director of account in the office of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, alongside his son, have been abducted by unknown gunmen in the Epe area of the state on Saturday.
According to Punch Metro, the gunmen, who came from the creeks in the Epe area, took father and son away to an unknown location.
A state government source at the secretariat in Alausa, said the abduction got to the knowledge of the government on Sunday. “Most of us got to know about the abduction on Sunday. The location of the abductors has yet to be known.
“But the police promised to do a good job. It is not also known whether the abductors have communicated with the family,” the source said.
SP Dolapo Badmos, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the abduction, said that the police were on the trail of the kidnappers and that the director would soon be rescued.
“The police are searching the creeks. We are on the trail of the kidnappers. I cannot disclose which police unit is detailed for the rescue mission, but the operation is ongoing,” she said.