He was allegedly kidnapped and taken away on a motorbike along the Ira-Offa route. It was reported that Alhaji Jamiu Olawale, a popular businessman based in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, has been kidnapped.
He was abducted by unknown gunmen about 10.05 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19, in Igbo Aran village near Aboto Oja in Asa local government area of Kwara State.
He owns two filling stations in Amoyo, Olawale fuel station, and NIPCO filling station in Olulade, Ilorin.
According to a security source who requested anonymity, “he was on his way to the farm with his 8-year-old kid when the event occurred.”
He was allegedly kidnapped and taken away on a motorbike along the Ira-Offa route.
“The 8-year-old boy, who could not be identified at the time of this report, ran home crying while narrating what happened,” the source added.
News360 Info had learned that security agents and a local vigilante are combing the bush in a search and rescue operation for the victim.
When contacted, the spokesman of the state police command, Mr. Okasanmi Ajayi, through a text message confirmed the development.
He said, “it is confirmed, serious search and rescue operation ongoing please.”
Recall that five persons including the twin daughters of the Oba of Obbo Ayegunle, his security aide, maid, and driver who were kidnapped last Thursday on the Osi-Obbo Ayegunle highway were rescued by a combined operation of the police, local hunters, and family of the victims.