Friday, February 19, 2010

Government Cabs Used in Kidnappings (Nigeria)
18 February 2010

Daily Independent (Lagos)

Nigeria: Oyo Denies Kidnap Rumour With Govt Cabs

Oladele Ogunsola

Ibadan — Oyo State Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Poverty Alleviation, AbdulJeleel Kehinde Agboola, has debunked the rumour that the recently introduced new cabs by the administration were being used to kidnap people for rituals to aid the fulfillment of the second term ambition of Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala. [...]

The Punch [Nigeria]
3 April 2010

Oyo govt, police criticise rumours on corporate taxis


[...] He also dismissed the claim that the cabs were used by state agents to kidnap unsuspecting members of the public for ritual purposes.

Agboola said, ”Those who are going about to make cheap allegations against Akala are enemies of progress. That is a lie now. Go to the Police. There has never been a single report with the Police. If someone would use a cab to kidnap would it be wise to paint it in state government colour and with Akala‘s picture? They are blackmailers. We have challenged them to mention even just one case of kidnap.” [...]