Father, Son involved in APC chief death


​The Ondo State Police Command 

arrested a man, identified as Bekewei

Francis and his son David for alleged

involvement in the abduction and

killing of a chieftain of the All

Progressives Congress in Ondo State .

Late Olumide Odimayo was allegedly

abducted by some hoodlums in his

house at Igbotu in Ese Odo Local

Government Area of Ondo State last

Thursday and he was also allegedly

killed by the suspected kidnappers.

The abductors allegedly threw the

deceased ’s lifeless body into a river

between Sabomi and Igbotu

communities in LGA.

The police , however , arrested eight

persons , including Francis and his son,

in connection with the kidnap .

The other six arrested alongside the

father and son are Fikesei Inuesokan ,

Ekan Roman , Gbamila Success, Bodidi

Idowu , Saturday Amos and Ijanboh


They were paraded at the police

headquarters in Alagbaka , Akure , the

state capital on Wednesday .

Parading the suspects, the Ondo State

Police Command , Mrs Hilda Harrison

confirmed that the suspects were

among the hoodlums that kidnapped

and killed the APC chieftain , noting

that no fewer than 15 persons were

involved in the dastardly act.

Harrison said , “ it was very

disheartening that this could still be

happening in this state”

She explained that one AK49 rifle with

21 rounds live ammunition was

recovered from David, adding that

efforts were ongoing to arrest the

fleeing members of the kidnapping


The commissioner , who advised people

of the state to be security conscious of

their environment , said the suspects

would be charged to court after the

conclusion of the investigation on the


The suspect , Francis said he was

arrested by the police because his son

was involved in the abduction of the

politician, saying he never

participated in the crime .

However , his son, David confessed to

the crime but said they did not kill the

deceased .

“ We didn’ t kill him, we left him beside

a river when the vigilante group were

chasing us, he was very weak, we did

not kill him ,” he said .

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