The family of an Ogun-based businessman, Leye Ibiwoye, has been in panic after he went missing on Friday while travelling on the Ilesha-Akure Expressway.
It was gathered that Leye was travelling to Akure, Ondo State, for a church outreach, when the incident happened.
It was learnt that the victim had a stopover at the Ikire area of Osun State.
However, the vehicle he boarded from Ikire to Akure developed a fault around Erin-Oke, where he last spoke to his family.
His brother, Tobi, told the reports that the family tracked his phone, adding that all efforts to find him proved abortive.
He said, “He travelled from Ibafo, Ogun State, on Friday around 1pm, but he didn’t go through a straight bus. He took a bus to Ikire and later boarded another vehicle from there to Akure.
“On their way to Akure, their vehicle broke down at Erin-Oke; he called to inform people he wanted to stay within Akure and he later boarded another vehicle from Erin-Oke around 9pm. He called to inform them again.
A few hours later, his in-laws called his phone; it rang out several times before it stopped ringing. We were alerted on Saturday that he didn’t get to Akure and that was how the whole search for him started.
“The church programme started two weeks ago; he wanted to attend the round-up of the programme slated for Saturday and Sunday. It was postponed till Monday, but he still decided to travel anyway to stay with his in-laws.
“We as a family have been trying to stay in the gap for his wife and his daughter till we find him. We just hope he returns because we don’t know what happened to him between Erin-Oke and Akure.”