Wife of Gov Akeredolu’s Chief of Staff kidnapped in Ondo


Barely 24 hours after a first-class traditional ruler was murdered in Ondo, the wife of the Chief of Staff to the Ondo state governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale, has been abducted by suspected gunmen.

According to Vanguard, Mrs Ale was abducted at Owena in Idanre council area of the state on Thursday night.

A source told the newspaper that the victim was returning from Lagos to Akure when she was abducted by the bandits who laid siege to the highway and took her into the forest.

The newspaper said it was unable to confirm if other occupants in the vehicle in which she was travelling were kidnapped or escaped into the bush.

A top government source who confirmed to the newspaper said ” it is true that the woman was abducted at Owena along Ondo Road.

“The case has been reported to the security agencies especially the Amotekun and army to comb everywhere and we are expecting a feedback soon.

“The governor is aware of the incident already and has also visited the house of the Chief of Staff at Alagbaka with plans to ensure the safe release of the woman.”

Contacted, the state police command spokesperson, Tee Leo lkoro, told newsmen that he was not aware of the abduction of the wife of the governor’s aide.

Bandits had murdered a first class traditional ruler, the Olufon of lfon, Oba Isreal Adewusi on Thursday at Elegbeke in Ose council area of the state.

The late monarch was returning to his domain after attending the monthly council of Chiefs meeting held in Akure, the state capital.