Bisi Ogungbemi

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) Chairman in Ondo State, Bisi Ogungbemi, has reportedly been kidnapped along with four other persons by gunmen in the state.

Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Idowu Akinrinlola, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Thursday.

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According to him, Ogungbemi and the others were kidnapped on Wednesday evening along the Oba-Akoko/Owo Road, while they were travelling from Ikare-Akoko to Akure, the state capital.

Those said to have been kidnapped alongside Ogungbemi are his special assistant and his driver, as well one Jide Ipinsagba and an ADC chieftain in the state, Princess Abdulkareem.

Akinrinlola explained that the vehicles of the victims were seen on the roadside while information of their whereabouts was still sketchy.

The State Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Femi Joseph, while reacting to the incident, said police detectives were sent to the scene only to discover an empty vehicle on the roadside.

He, however, said the police have yet to ascertain the whereabouts of the occupants.