Former Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, and aspirant in the of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state’s 2016 Governorship election, Victor Olabintan, has been reportedly kidnapped in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
According to Gboyega Ajayi, Secretary of the Olabintan Campaign Organization, Olabintan was kidnapped on his way to Abuja from Akure, the capital of Ondo.
Ajayi said the APC chieftain was kidnapped at Kwali after he was flagged down at a military checkpoint by fake soldiers who turned out to be kidnappers.
His abduction came barely 48 hours after he declared his intention to run for the APC governorship ticket in the state.
According to Ajayi, police personnel in Abuja are currently on the kidnappers’ trail.