The President and Founder, Oodua People’s Congress, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has ordered his members in Lagos and the South-West to collaborate with security operatives to launch a manhunt for the kidnapped Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan.
Fasehun, who made the call in a statement on Tuesday, demanded the immediate release of the council chairman. Bamigbetan, former Chief Press Secretary to former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu was abducted around 11.30pm on Monday while returning from work.
Fasehun said, “We just heard about this unfortunate incident, which has filtered through Lagos State and is all over the Internet. Kehinde Bamigbetan is our son, a Yoruba man.
“Whoever touches any Yoruba man touches the apple of OPC’s eye and will pay dearly.”
He asked OPC leaders, including the National Secretary, Mr. Dare Adesope, to make phone calls and call meetings with the organisation’s leadership in Ejigbo for information, in order to guarantee Bamigbetan’s safe return to his family.
“We warn whoever is behind this evil act that Bamigbetan must be released unharmed. Not one strand of his hair must be hurt,” he said.
He recalled that OPC had helped secure the release of kidnap victims in the past, saying that Bamigbetan’s kidnappers had made the worst mistake of their evil career.
He said the OPC in October 2012 assisted in the rescue of Muibat, wife of the Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, resulting in the death of two of her abductors.
Also earlier in September last year, OPC had also launched a silent effort that detected the bodies of slain NNPC engineers earlier sent to effect repairs on vandalised pipelines at Arepo, Ogun State, as well as their suspected killers.