BREAKING: Popular Petroleum Dealer, Sulaimon Akinbami kidnapped In Ekiti

Insecurity in Ekiti State got to the head yesterday, as armed bandits kidnapped popular petroleum dealer, Alhaji Sulaimon Akinbami, on the street of Ado Ekiti, the State capital.

VAM News gathered that Akinbami was kidnapped on Sunday night along Poly Road in Ado Ekiti at the premises of his Petrol Station along Ado – Ijan Ekiti Road at about at about 8:30pm.


Police in Ekiti State confirmed the incident in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abutu Sunday.

The statement read; “Today being 10/01/2021 at about 2105hrs, one Mrs Mariam Akinbami came to Odo-Ado Divisional Police Headquarters and reported that her husband, Alhaji Suleiman Akinbami was kidnapped at the premises of his Petrol Station along Ijan/Ado Road at about 2030hrs on the same date.

“According to her, four unknown men quietly approached the husband, ordered him into his Toyota Jeep and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

“Upon receipt of the information, the DPO led his team to the scene but the abductors had already gone.

“Meanwhile, the Command has deployed a Special Team of Policemen to be assisted by the Amotekun Corp, the Local Hunters and the Vigilantes to comb the bush for possible tracking of the suspects and the release of the victims.

“The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP Tunde Mobayo, while calling for calm, assures the good people of Ekiti State that the Police will do its best to ensure the rescue of the victims and the tracking of the abductors.

“The Commissioner also advise everyone to be wary of strange and suspicious faces around their domains and implore everyone with useful information concerning the incident to please contact the nearest Police Station or call 0806 233 5577.”

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