Reports are in that the Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, Lagos, Chief Mutiu Ogundare, on Wednesday, was abducted by unknown men three men along the Center for Management Development (CMD) Road, Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
The baale was reported to have received a phone call from alleged developers, who had earlier indicated interest in a landed property within his area.
These unknown callers told the Baale where they were to meet, prompting him to drive to the address with one of his brothers.
On their arrival, the three men told the Baale and his brother to join them in their White Toyota Venza so that they could go check out the land.
On their way, the Baale’s brother reportedly noticed that one of the kidnappers had a gun on him and he raised alarm. He was pushed out of the vehicle by one of the kidnappers and they sped off with the Baale.
After reporting the matter to the Nigerian police, the command’s spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) reportedly said it was not a case of kidnap.
He explained that there has been protracted dispute between Ogundare, one Shittu Lawal and another man.
According to him, it was a case of rivalry between two Baales. He also added that investigation had commenced.
“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.”