90-year Old Father of Popular Hotelier Kidnapped in Ekiti


Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

The 90-year old father of a popular hotelier in Ekiti State, Mr. Oluwole Adalumo, who owns SMJ Hotel in Ikole, Ekiti state, was on Wednesday night kidnapped in his house at Oke-Ijebu in the same town.

A family member and an eyewitness, Bimbo Ajayi,  told newsmen in Ikole  on Thursday morning that the abductors came into the premises of  the aged man around 8.00 pm.

Relaying how the incident happened,  Ajayi recounted that one of the  kidnappers came down from a car parked in front of the house and approached the innocent man in his sitting room under the pretence  that the victim’s son and hotelier sent him to the old man.

“When the abductor came out of the house alongside the old man, two other men from the car dragged baba into their car and drove away before people could suspect their mission.“We raised the alarm to prevent the abduction of baba but they had left
and we were unable to trace the vehicle,”  she narrated.

Also speaking on the abduction, Mr Festus Kolade, one of the youths in the area, said that the matter was immediately reported at the Police station while the search for the whereabouts of the old man has begun.