A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State who was kidnapped, last Thursday, Olumide Odimayo, has been found dead, local vigilantes said. The corpse of Mr. Odimayo was found near Ogolo River, between Sabomi and Igbotu in Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state. Unknown gunmen had abducted Odimayo popularly called “Londoner” at his home in Igbotu community. We had reported how the armed hoodlums entered the community through the bush, shot into the air and whisked away the APC chieftain. A source who confirmed the sad news to us on Monday, disclosed that the corpse of the deceased was found by members of the local vigilante group that constituted a search party. The source stated that the people of the local community were thrown into shock immediately the news of the tragedy filtered into Igbotu from the vigilante group.
According to the source, members of the local vigilante group have also arrested two persons suspected to be in connection with the kidnap of the late All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain.
the source added.
Also, a youth from the community who was angered by the tragic incident blamed security agencies particularly the marine police for the failed rescue of the victim.
“The victim (Odimayo) arrived from London not too long ago before he was kidnapped. He is not too familiar with the terrain of the water, he might have died as a result of the stress during his abduction”.
Femi Joseph, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ondo State Command could not immediately be reached for his reaction. Reacting, the All Progressives Congress (APC) spokesman in the Ondo state, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya, expressed shock at the tragic death of Odimayo.
“I can’t get myself as I am speaking with you. Although, our party members have been sending their condolences to his family but his death is very painful to us all”
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