Chief Donatus Okereke, the Eze Ndigbo of Ifon in the Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
The whereabouts of the Igbo Chief is still unknown.
Okereke is a well-known businessman in the town of Ifon.
Last year, gunmen assassinated the king of Ifon, Oba Israel Adeusi, on this axis.
His assailants shot into the air before forcing him into the forest, according to Olaniyi Eni Olotu, a community leader and Secretary to the Regent of Ifon.
The police and Amotekun had been alerted about the event, according to Olotu, who also said that the gunmen stole a big sum of money from the Igbo Chief’s vehicle.
When contacted, DSP Funmilayo Odunlami, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed that Okereke’s vehicle was discovered in the middle of the road and that his phone number had not been answered since Monday.
“It’s actually a case of suspected kidnapping because bullet shells were said to have been found where they saw his vehicle
“The DPO within the axis has mobilised his men to search for him,” he said.