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Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Speaker Of Ondo State House Of Assembly

January 11, 2016

Victor Olabimtan, a former Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, (ODSHA), has been abducted by unknown gunmen, Saharareporters has learnt.



Olabimtan, was kidnapped late Sunday night on his way to Abuja at a military checkpoint after leaving Akure, the Ondo state capital to attend a function. 

A source told Saharareporters that Olabimtan, who was the speaker of the State House of Assembly between 2003 and 2007 was seized by gunmen who wore military camouflage. 
"He was stopped, and searched before the gunmen who wore military uniform bundled him into the vehicle and took him away to an unknown destination. 

"The kidnappers have not made any contact with the family members nor his political associates. We are still waiting for calls, but this is very bad in a country that has internal security", the source said.  

Our correspondent reports that Olambitan, who was immediate past Federal Commissioner representing Ondo, Ekiti, and Edo states at the Civil Service Commission had last week held a media chat with some journalists both electronic and print media at his residence in Akure. 

At the media chat, the former speaker unveiled his platform tagged "Victor Olabmbitan Change and Emancipation (VOICE 2016)" to contest the governorship election under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Th victim and Supare Akoko born politician is one of the APC leading governorship aspirants in Ondo state.

As at the time of filling this report, some of his political associate and media aides are planning to issue a press statement on his abduction.

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