A ward Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), at Akungba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government area of Ondo State, James Tolorunju Ajulo has been abducted by unknown gunmen.
Ajulo was kidnapped at his residence at Ibaka quarters of Akungba-Akoko.
According to sources, the kidnappers stormed Ajulo personal house shortly after his arrival after an outing where the house was ransacked before they took him away.
Ajulo who was one of the factional ward chairmen of the APC at Akoko South-West Local Government Area of the state was driven away in his personal car after the gunmen had ransacked his house.
A political associate of the victim, Tolu Babaleye who confirmed the incident, revealed how the incident happened, noting that “the kidnappers laid an ambush for him in his house.
“They ransacked his house after which they took him away in his own car. They used the Toyota Sienna car they came with as a backup to escape from the scene.
“They shot sporadically in the air to scare away residents which aided their escape from the town.
While stressing that the kidnappers are yet to establish contact with the family, Babaleye, a lawyer and APC chieftain, said the matter had been reported at the Akungba Police Division.
He also called on the Department of State Service (DSS) Army, Police and Civil Defense Corps to assist in rescuing him unhurt.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations officer of the Ondo State Police Command, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Femi Joseph said investigation had begun on the matter, stressing that police detectives had been mobilized towards his freedom.