The Chief Imam of Atiba community, a suburb of Ijebu – Ode, Sheikh Mushafau Bakare, who was kidnapped by gunmen on Wednesday, has been found dead in his newly acquired SUV Highlander Toyota Jeep.
The corpse of Bakare was discovered in the Toyota Highlander around Ikangba area in Odogbolu local government area by police operatives attached to Obalende Divisional headquarters, Ijebu Ode.
Before the discovery, children and relatives of the cleric as well as some Muslim faithful had mounted a search party for him since he was declared missing on Wednesday.
His phone was said to have continued ringing when he was being searched without pick-up.
He was said to be in his 60s.
Ogun Police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, did not pick his call or respond to a text message for reaction to the incident.
The cleric has been laid to rest on Thursday at the community according to Islamic injunctions.