Gunmen kidnap Baale Of Magodo
Chief Mutiu Ogundare, Baale of Shangisha, Magodo, Lagos was abducted on Wednesday by three gunmen along Center for Management Development (CMD) Road, Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area.The
According to report, the baale was said to have received a phone call from alleged developers, who had indicated interest in a landed property within his domain.
It was also noted that the callers told the Baale where to meet them, prompting Ogundare to drive to the address with one of his brothers.
On arriving the location, the three men appealed to the Baale and his brother to join them in their White Toyota Venza so that they could go see the land.
On their way, it was gathered that the Baale’s brother noticed one of the men had a gun on him and he raised alarm.
And the suspected kidnapper pushed the baale’s brother out of the vehicle and sped off with the Baale.
After reporting the matter to the police, the command’s spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) said it was not a kidnap.
He said there has been protracted dispute between Ogundare, one Shittu Lawal and another person.
According to Famous-Cole, it was a case of rivalry between two Baales, adding that investigation had commenced.
He said: “The White Venza had no registration number. They drove to CMD Guest House to meet the people who called that they wanted to check a land. It was there that they joined the suspect’s vehicle on appeal so that they could take them to the land. I cannot say if the Baale has regained freedom unless I receive additional information from the men in the field.”