The rampant cases of kidnappings in Akoko axis of Ondo state resurfaced on first Thursday of the new year 2021 with the abduction of an unidentified traveller along Ise-Akoko-Isua-Akoko road in Ondo state.
The driver of the victim was reportedly shot dead and found inside the traveller’s car in his pool of blood.
Sources said the case has been reported to the police in Ikare Akoko which led to the recovery of the vehicle while the body of the dead driver has been deposited at the mortuary of the State Specialist Hospital, Ikare-Akoko.
Despite the gruesome killing of the driver, it was learnt that the dare-devil kidnappers were in touch with the man in their captivity negotiating for payment of ransom by the family.
The Ikare-Akoko Police Area Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Razak Rauf confirmed the incident
He assured that the police would get to the root of the matter.
Rauf said the police will start combing the forest to rescue the victim and arrest the criminals
Meanwhile, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Ikare Specialist Hospital, Dr. Ayodele Ogunlade confirmed that police brought a corpse to the hospital.
It would be recalled that almost the same spot last year a Police Inspector attached to Isua-Akoko Divisional Police Station was shot dead by unknown gunmen and his gun was taken away.