Kidnapped Son Of Ex-Health Minister Freed

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Ex-Health Minister, Prof Isaac Adewole

The son of a former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewale, Dayo Adewole, who was kidnapped on Tuesday by four unknown gunmen, has regained freedom, Concise News reports.

Dayo was kidnapped at about 6 pm at gunpoint on his farm in Iroko, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, confirmed the release of the erstwhile University of Ibadan VC’s son on Wednesday evening in Ibadan according to NAN.

Olukolu said that the information he got was that the victim had regained freedom and had been reunited with his family.

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The commissioner said that the only suspects arrested so far in connection with the incident were three of the victim’s farm workers.

He, however, gave an assurance that more updates on the incident would be made public soon.

The police had been on the trail of the kidnappers since Tuesday and had already recovered the vehicle used in the incident.

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Prof Adewole grateful

In his reaction, the former minister expressed gratitude to God for the safe release of his son by his abductors.

In a statement he personally signed, Adewole also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, security agencies, traditional rulers as well as Nigerians who stood by the family during the ordeal.

Police parade ‘kidnappers’ of UBEC chairman

Meanwhile, in related news, the Nigeria Police Force have paraded ‘kidnappers’ of the Universal Basic Education (UBEC) chairman, Mahmoud Abubakar.

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Abubakar was abducted alongside his daughter on April 29, 2019, on Kaduna-Abuja expressway, while his driver was shot dead.

Two months after the kidnap, the intelligence response team of the inspector-general of police said it had arrested one Abubakar Ahmadu who led a five-man gang for the operation.

The police team also announced the arrest of over 30 “kidnappers, armed robbers and gun manufacturers”.

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