Charles Nwoke, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
November 28, 2020
The Ekiti State Police Command on Friday confirmed the killing of a Policeman as unidentified gunmen allegedly kidnapped a Chinese expatriate in the Ekiti State capital, Ado-Ekiti, Southwest, Nigeria.
The abducted victim was one of the Engineers working with the Chinese company carrying out the new Ado-Iyin road in the State.
ASP Sunday Abutu, The Ekiti State Police Command Spokesman, who confirmed the occurrence, told newsmen that the incident took place around 4:30 p.m. along the new Ado Ekiti-Iyin Ekiti road.
He said that the captive (Chinese expatriate) was one of the Engineers in charge of the new road network project awarded by the Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi led administration.
ASP Abutu added that apart from the late police officer, one other person was equally shot at the scene of the event.
“It is confirmed that a kidnapping incident occurred today at about 4:30 p.m. along new Iyin-Ekiti road.
“During the incident, one civilian, an expatriate, was kidnapped, one-shot, while one policeman was shot dead.
“Our operatives are already combing the bush for possible apprehension of the perpetrators,” he said.
ASP Abutu said that CP Babatunde Mobayo, the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, urged the members of the public to be calm despite the inglorious incident as police in the state will do everything within her power to arrest the situation and bring the perpetrators to book.
“He also enjoined them to avoid any form of apprehension as the Command would do all within its powers to ensure freedom for the kidnapped expatriate and bring the culprits to book,” he said.