Few days after a nurse working with the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Mrs. Margaret Aladenika was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Ekiti State, again former Chief Medical Director, CMD, Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, EKSUTH, Dr. Patrick Adegun has been abducted by some unknown persons.
Adegun, who is a staff of EKSUTH, was kidnapped at about 8.00pm on Thursday evening with his wife, Mrs. Kikelomo Adegun and taken to an unknown destination.
According to information gathered from sources, they were kidnapped few metres away from the gate of their house located at Goshen Avenue, Oke Ila in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.
The source at the hospital confirmed to newsmen that none of the family members have been contacted by the kidnappers and that their whereabouts is still unknown as at the time of filing this report.
Information had it that the medical doctor, had earlier attended a wake keep at Nova Primary School, GRA in Ado Ekiti after which he left in his Toyota Avensis car to pick up his wife at the shop.
“On getting home, they discovered that their gate was blocked by a strange car, as they were trying to call the driver to order, they were rough handled and whisked away.
Speaking on the development, the Chairman of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria in Ekiti State, Dr Olusola Aduloju, who condemned the rate of insecurity in the state’s health sector, ordered members to withdraw their services immediately until Dr. Adegun is found.
“We are taking this step so that government can provide security for us. We are tired of this situation and we have ordered our men in EKSUTH to withdraw their services until our member and his wife is found.”
When contacted on the matter, the Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State command, Mr. Joshua Ibine, could not confirm the kidnap incidence. He said they were at a meeting at the command.
In his response to the abduction in Ekiti, the Special Assistant to Governor Fayose on Information, Mr. Lanre Ogunsuyi, said “We are deeply worried about the security situation.”
He appealed to the doctors to drop their resolve to suspend work until Adegun is found, saying such step won’t be in the interest of the state, particularly for those with critical ailments.