The Police in Ondo State have confirmed the abduction of Alhaji Ibrahim Bodunde-Oyinlade, the Chief Imam of USO community in Owo Local Government Area of the state.
The 67-year-old Chief Imam was abducted on his farm at Asolo Farm Camp on Saturday afternoon.
A family member said they reported to the police when Bodunde-Oyinlade did not return home by 2 p.m. and calls to his mobile phone were not answered.
“The kidnappers have contacted the family but are yet to demand ransom,” he said on condition of anonymity.
SP Olufunmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, Police spokesperson in the state, however, confirmed the incident.
He said policemen and vigilantes were combing the forest in search of the Chief Imam.
Odunlami-Omisanya said the victim’s car and mobile phone were found at the farm.
“It was at about 6 p.m. that the family members came to report the incident at the police station in USO community.
“The DPO, policemen and vigilantes are searching the area for possible rescue,” he added.