Gunmen have kidnapped the Director of Accounts in the Lagos State governor’s office, Thomas Otuyemi, and his son (yet to be named) in the Epe area of the State.
Punch reports that the 60-year-old man and his son were abducted at the weekend.
A source at the Government House said the development only came to the knowledge of the government late Sunday evening.
A source was quoted as saying:
“Most of us got to know about the abduction on Sunday. The location of the abductors has yet to be known.
“But the police promised to do a good job. It is not also known whether the abductors have communicated with the family.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident and said that the police were on the trail of the kidnappers and that the director would soon be rescued.
“The police are searching the creeks. We are on the trail of the kidnappers. I cannot disclose which police unit is detailed for the rescue mission, but the operation is ongoing”, she said.