A group of unknown gunmen on Monday, 6th of November, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital abducted a seventy-one year old woman, Mrs Elizabeth Omotosho.
Mrs. Elizabeth Omotosho who is the mother of the National Chairman of Labour Party and Governorship candidate of the party in the last governorship election in Kwara State, Dr Mike Omotosho, was allegedly kidnapped by four people at her Family house, number, 23, Lobalade street, Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State, between seven to eight o’clock last night.
According to the gateman, four men armed with dangerous weapons stormed the family house at Tanke last night and abducted Mrs. Elizabeth Omotosho to an unknown destination.
In a telephone chat, Omotosho confirmed the abduction of his mother by four gunmen.
Omotosho said the Police headquarters in Abuja and in Kwara State had been contacted on the abduction of his mother and appealed to members of the public with useful information about the kidnappers to contact the law enforcement agencies.
Also speaking with our correspondent, Dr Mike Omotosho ‘s sister, Titilayo Omotosho, said “the gateman who was later released after the abduction (who is in custody now) alleged that four armed men entered the house and told Mrs. Elizabeth Omotosho to wear clothes n follow them and that if she makes a sound they will shoot her. The gateman said they asked of Titi but i was at zoe meeting as at that time. I got home…searched and searched and couldn’t find my mom”.
Confirming the abduction, the spokesman of the Kwara State Police Command, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, said the woman was abducted and the State Police command had started the process of getting her freed.
Okasanmi noted that the Police had swung to action, pointing out that investigation had commenced and advised people of the state not to be panicked as there is no cause for apprehension.