Abiodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta
The former secretary,Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria,RTEAN, in Ogun state, Alhaji Surajudeen Olayinka Oshikoya has been abducted.
He was abducted along Kobape Road, Abeokuta,the Ogun state capital.
Oshikoya,popularly called, Agbonmiyan, was on his way to Abeokuta from Ijebu Ode alongside his younger brother, Abolore,who drove his vehicle.
Information gathered revealed that the abductors were six in number and were seen in the premises of the Ansar Ud Deen Mosque,Ota, Ijebu Ode earlier in the morning of that same day,asking for the Mission House and the mosque secretariat from one of the security men.
Alhaji Oshikoya hails from Ijebu Ode and he is the current Chairman of Ansar Ud Deen Society of Nigeria, Ijebu Ode branch.
Narrating the incident to our correspondent, a member,who pleaded anonymity disclosed that the abductors are yet to contact either the society or his family member on likely ransom to be paid for him to regain his freedom.
According to the member, “what we were told by his younger brother,Abolore who drove him to Abeokuta on that day was that they were on their way to Abeokuta on Tuesday, 19 January, 2016 around 10:15 am and when they nearly entered Abeokuta,few miles after Paramount Radio station, Alhaji said he wanted to urinate and he parked beside the road.
“As he was answering the natural call, two men alighted from a car parked in front of their car and went directly to meet Abo inside the car. They ordered him to remain calm and cooperate with them, threatened to kill him if he acted funny.
“Another two men were said to have walked up to Alhaji where he was urinating and marched him to their car. He said that Alhaji tried to resist them but they warned him not to try them, else, they will shoot his “driver”.
“The vehicle later moved a bit forward and turned around opposite Laderin junction,Kobape Road and face towards Siun. The two guys inside the car with Abolore,were later said to have rejoined other members in their getaway car. They then drove away”, the source narrated.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the younger brother,Abolore,immediately called the Missioner of Ansar Ud Deen Society,Ijebu Ode,Alhaji Imam Hussein Kehinde Oredipe Mustapha on phone to inform him about the incident.
It was further gathered that the family had gone to report the matter at the police station.