17-year-old student of the Redeemers University, Osun State, Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa, who was kidnapped in Ogun State has escaped from his abductors.
The 100-Level Mass Communication student was on his way to the Redemption camp to join his parents when he was abducted by the kidnappers around Sagamu Interchange, Ogun state on Sunday, August 14.
It was gathered that he had alighted from a vehicle and while waiting for his parents to pick him up, the kidnappers captured him.
Akinlaja immediately sent a message to his mother, informing her that he had been kidnapped.
Men of the Ogun State Police Command immediately swung into action in an effort to rescue the victim and apprehend the hoodlums.
However, the student escaped from his abductors before security agents got to Ikorodu, where he was driven to.
Reacting to the incident, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, vowed that there will be no-hiding place for criminals in the state.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, on Monday, August 15, Abiodun confirmed that the victim, who was kidnapped while on his way to the Redemption Camp on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, escaped from his abductors as security operatives swooped on their den, in Ikorodu, Lagos.
“The victim, Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa is a student of the Redeemers University in Osun State. He was on his way to join his parents when he was kidnapped,” the statement read.
“Our security men had trailed the kidnappers to Ikorodu, where the victim was being held hostage. Their arrival on the scene had given an opportunity for the victim to escape from captivity. We are happy that the victim escaped unhurt. He has since been reunited with his parents,”
The statement further noted that the security operatives are still on the trail of the kidnappers, adding that no effort would be spared to rid the State of undesirable elements.
“The Governor appreciates the sacrifices of the security personnel and tasked them not relent in their commitment at restoring public confidence and safety on the highways always,”
“Ogun State has zero tolerance for terrorists, bandits, kidnappers or ritual murderers and other criminals by whatever name they are called”, the state helmsman insisted, saying: “our security system has been fortified to repel them; we will smoke them out and visit the full wrath of the law on them.”
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