Three gunmen reportedly abducted the Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, Lagos Mainland, Chief Mutiu Ogundare along Center for Management Development (CMD) Road, Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
Ogundare who has whisked away on Wednesday was said to have received a telephone from supposed developers, who had indicated interest in a landed property within his domain.
The callers were said to have 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, it was gathered, appealed to the Baale and his brother to join them in their White Toyota Venza vehicle so that they could go check out the land.
It was gathered that on their way, the Baale’s brother noticed that one of the men had a gun on him and he raised alarm.
The suspected kidnappers pushed him out of the vehicle and sped off with the Baale.
Ogundare’s brother, it was gathered, went to the police station and reported the kidnap.
When contacted, the command’s spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) said it was not a kidnap.
According to him, 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.
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.