A business mogul and owner of BovinaHotel, Ilorin, Kwara State, Chief Boniface Ifeanyi Okoli, was on Monday night kidnapped by gunmen in army uniform.
Okoli was said to have been kidnapped in his shop along Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Ilorin between 6pm and 7pm.
Okoli’s kidnappers were said to have drove in a Camry car.
The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, Mr Sam Okaula, said three persons had been arrested in connection with the incident.
Okaula said: “We were told that the men were in army uniform and in a Camry car. I heard that this is the third time, they are attempting to kidnap the man. We will try and go after these people and make sure that we rescue him.
“He was abducted between 6pm and 7pm on Monday. We got the information late. The police got the information one hour after the incident. As at now, we have three suspects in our cell. They were picked at the hotel (Bovina). There are indications that they have connection with the kidnappers, working with them. We are after the criminals.
They were found in the hotel, they were within that vicinity when the incident happened. Because of their conduct, police suspected them and they are being interrogated now.”