Following the abduction of a former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo on Wednesday, the Ogun State Police Command has offered a N5million reward for any useful information that could lead to her liberation.
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According to a statement issued on Monday, by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, the Command made the cash reward offer to boost Anisulowo’s rescue.
The statement read: “The Ogun State Police Command has offered N5m (Five million naira only) reward to any informant(s) who has useful information for the police on the kidnapping of the former senator and minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, who was kidnapped recently at Sawonjo/Iganokoto area of Ogun State.”
It was gathered that the 65-year-old has so far spent six days in captivity, even as her captors demanded N200 million ransom.
The spokesperson said that the Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, made the call after a security meeting with officers of the command, and other security chiefs in the state.
Those at the meeting included the Commander, 35 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Alamala, Abeokuta, S. Danwalis, and the Director of Department of State Security Ogun State, Kabir Sanni.
“The Commissioner of Police Ogun State therefore appeals to the general public to support the police and give useful information that can assist in the rescue operation of the kidnapped victim,” the statement said.
Adejobi added the command had dedicated 09020911911, 08081774631, 08081766937 for the public to reach the police, with the assurance that informants would enjoy adequate security as their information would be made confidential.