According to reports, the family members had come from their base in Lagos for a social event at Ewu Ekiti and were driving along the road when the gunmen attacked them and killed the man.
An eyewitness said
“They were four persons in the Lexus car. A lady escaped; the kidnappers shot the man dead and took his wife and daughter away into the bush. The community has since been making efforts to rescue them. The gunmen contacted their family that very night and demanded N50m. You can see how callous they are.”
Confirming the incident to Punch, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sunday Abutu, said
“The police have mobilised to the spot and are combing the surrounding forests with other agencies like the Amotekun Corps, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, local hunters and vigilance group.
Killing and kidnapping are two evils all of us patriotic citizens must join hands with the security agencies to defeat. Those perpetrating these don’t mean well for our country and we must all perceive them as enemies of this nation. We are not aware of the demand for any ransom from the family by the criminals.”