By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
A 71-year-old woman, Mrs. Elizabeth Omotosho has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Mrs. Elizabeth Omotosho who is the mother of the National Chairman of Labour Party (LP) and Governorship candidate of the party in the last governorship election in Kwara State, Doctor 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 on Sunday.
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.
Reacting to this in a telephone chat, Doctor Mike Omotosho confirmed the abduction of his mother by four gunmen.
Doctor Mike 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, Doctor 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 and follow them and that if she makes a sound they will shoot her.
“The gateman said they asked of Titi but i was at meeting as at that time. I got home searched and searched and couldn’t find my mom” she said.
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 liberated.
DSP 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.