Ex-governor Rotimi’s wife, Titilayo, kidnapped by gunmen

by Isi Esene

Titilayo, wife of former military governor of the old Western Region, Brig-Gen Oluwole Rotimi (retd.), has been kidnapped by gunmen in Ibadan.

She was reportedly kidnapped on Monday evening around 6:30pm right in front of her company, AOK Logistics Limited. Titilayo was said to be leaving the office when four unknown gunmen abducted her and took her to an unknown destination.

The Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Police Command, Ayodele Lanade, confirmed the incident.

“It is true that the woman (Titilayo) was kidnapped on Monday at about 6.30pm. I can tell you that our men are currently on the trail of the criminals,

“We learnt that she was taken away in a green Nissan Primera belonging to the suspected kidnappers.” he said.

No arrest have been made with regards to this kidnap.

A source said the case had been transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan from the Egbeda Police Station where it was initially reported.

Another source said, “The kidnappers drove into the gate and forced their victim into the car while her driver merely looked and allowed them to whisk her away without any resistance.”

Lanade explained, “The manner of arrest is strange when compared with similar cases of kidnapping.

“We found out that there is a rift between the woman and her workers over three months salary which led to agitation by the aggrieved workers.”

This kidnap incident is happening just a few days after the mother of the minister of finance and coordinator of the economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was also kidnapped in Delta State, her whereabouts is yet to be ascertained.

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