An Ibadan-based legal practitioner, Barrister Musibau Adetunbi has been kidnapped by some unknown gunmen.
It was reported that Adetunbi is one of the prominent lawyers in the ancient city of Ibadan.
The legal practitioner, according to sources, was kidnapped at Iwaraja in Osun State.
A source said that Adetunbi was kidnapped on his way to the Court of Appeal in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Though details of his kidnap is still sketchy, but a source who asked not to be named said that the legal practitioner was kidnapped Tuesday morning.
Chairman of the Ibadan branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Oluwole Akintayo, who confirmed the kidnap, maintained that the incident has been reported to the Osun State Police command.
Akintayo said, “Mr. Musibau Adetunmbi was travelling on Monday to Ondo State to appear in a matter he had in Akure, Ondo State for Tuesday morning when the incident happened.
“He was in the car with his driver and other team members when his vehicle was ambushed by suspected kidnappers.
“Other team members were asked to alight, while they drove him and his driver to an unknown destination. We went to the spot where the incident happened today (Tuesday) and there was no trace yet of his whereabouts.
“We reported the matter to the Osun State Police Command. Unfortunately, no contact has been established with us or his family by his kidnappers”.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), of the Osun state police command, Folasade Odoro confirmed the incident to pressmen in a telephone conversation Tuesday evening.
Odoro added that the police command were working to rescue the legal practitioner.
She said, “We are aware. Yes.
“We are working to rescue him. The police are working to rescue him. Thank you”.
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