The Chief Imam of Uso community in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo state, Alhaji Ibrahim Bodunde-Oyinlade, has been kidnapped.
The 67-year-old Alhaji Bodunde-Oyinlade was abducted from his farm at Asolo Farm Camp on Saturday afternoon, according to the state police command.
According to a family member, the incident was reported to the police when Bodunde-Oyinlade did not return home by 2pm and calls to his mobile phone were not answered.
“The kidnappers have contacted the family but are yet to demand for ransome,” he said on condition of anonymity.
The state police spokesperson SP Olufunmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, confirmed the kidnapping of the Chief Imam, adding that policemen and vigilantes were combing the forest in search of the Chief Imam.
Odunlami-Omisanya revealed that the victim’s car and mobile phone were found on the farm.
“It was at about 6pm that the family members came to report the incident at the police station in USO community.
“The DPO, policemen and vigilantes are searching the area for possible rescue,” he added.