An elderly Italian working as a construction engineer with Borini Prono Construction Company has been kidnapped in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Kwara police public relations officer (PPR0), DSP Fabode Olufemi, who confirmed the incident in Ilorin yesterday said the state police command was aware of the incident but could not give details of the whereabouts of the victim.
Olufemi said the incident was capable of frustrating the efforts of the state government at delivering democracy dividends to people.
Daily Trust gathered that the victim, who had gone to inspect one of the ongoing road construction projects, awarded to his company by the state government was whisked away at about 5:30 pm on Monday to unknown destination. The projects he went to inspect are located at Bishop Smith Road, opposite Stella Obasanjo Multipurpose Hall, it was learnt.
Our correspondent also gathered that the kidnappers were yet to make any contact with the associates of the Italian four days after he was kidnapped.
And no contact has been made with the kidnappers and all what the police could confirm about the incident was that he was an Italian working with Borini Prono, according to the PPRO.
The police, however, assured the general public that the victim would be rescued soon without any hurt.