By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
A Swiss expatriate and his driver have been abducted by gunmen, while one person was killed in Ewekoro Local Government area of the Ogun State.
The incident allegedly took place on Saturday.
It was learnt that the expatriate, Andred Beita and his entourage were ambushed by the gun wielding kidnappers between Itori and Ibese road.
“At about 5pm on Saturday, personnel attached to the Chairman of Olabel Farms, Ola Bello, led by one Inspector Hassan Kumode, ran into an ambush while escorting a VIP from Ilaro.
“They were reportedly ambushed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers between Itori and Ibese road, when coming from Ilaro.
“On sighting the policemen attached to the man, the gunmen opened fire on them, and in the ensuing shootout, a Swiss expatriate attached to the farm, Andred Beita, and his driver, who was simply identified as Ifeanyi, were abducted by the gun-wielding kidnappers.
“Two staff of the company, Ishaya Ibrahim and Michael Kujore, sustained gunshot injuries and were rushed to hospitals,” a source told our correspondent.
It was learnt that Kujore, who was rushed to the State Hospital, Sagamu, died as a result of the gunshot injuries he sustained.
However, Ishaya Ibrahim was taken to Hossannah Hospital, Ilaro, where he is responding to treatment, it was learnt.
Meanwhile, no policeman was injured in the incident and there was no loss of firearms.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with our correspondent.