Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Gunmen kidnap Gen. Oluwole Rotimi’s wife

                                 General Oluwole Rotimi, whose wife was kidnapped

Titilayo, wife of a Miltary Governor of the old Western Region, Brig-Gen Oluwole Rotimi (retd.), has been kidnapped by gunmen in Ibadan.
It was learnt that Mrs. Oluwole was kidnapped around 6.30pm on Monday in front of her company, AOK Logistics Limited.

Mrs. Oluwole, whose husband was also a former Ambassdor to the United States of America between 2008 and 2009, was abducted by four armed men while leaving her office.

When visited on Tuesday, the Ikolaba, Ibadan residence of the Rotimis was deserted.
The Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Police Command, Mr. Ayodele Lanade, confirmed the incident.

“It is true that the woman (Titilayo) was kidnapped on Monday at about 6.30pm. I can tell you that our men are currently on the trail of the criminals,
“We leant that she was taken away in a green Nissan Primera belonging to the suspected kidnappers.” he said.

He, however, said  no arrest had been made in connection to the incident.
It was learnt that the case, which was reported at the Egbeda Police Station, had been transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan.
Our correspondent learnt that the police raised questions on the manner in which the woman was abducted.

A source, who craved anonymity, said, “The kidnappers drove into the gate and forced their victim into the car while her driver merely looked and allowed them to whisk her away without any resistance.”
Lanade explained, “The manner of arrest is strange when compared with similar cases of kidnapping.

“We found out that there is a rift between the woman and her workers over three months salary which led to agitation by the aggrieved workers.”

Source: Punch

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