The Ogun State police command has rescued a former Minister of State for Education and one-time Senator, Mrs Iyabode Anisulowo, who was kidnapped last Wednesday while returning from her farm at Sanwojo in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State.
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This is just as the former Minister described her ordeal in the hands of her captors as “terrible and dehumanising”.
Anisulowo was reported to have been rescued at Gbegbinlayo village on Tuesday in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the state around 7pm on Tuesday.
Upon her rescue, the 65-year-old former minister was taken to the Government House at Isale-Igbehin at about 10pm in company of the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali.
Mrs. Anisulowo, who disclosed that she had not eaten since Wednesday and only lived on water, said she knew security agents were searching for her, adding that this gave her strength and hope that she would survive the incident.
Confirming the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said she was rescued unhurt while no ransom was paid.
He said two suspects had been arrested, including the kingpin of the gang that kidnapped Anisulowo.
He said, “It is true we have rescued Senator Iyabo Anisulowo alive from the kidnappers’ den at Gbegbinlayo village in the Abeokuta North LGA.
“The police tracked the kidnappers through both land and aerial patrols. The kingpin and one other suspect have been arrested. We tracked the kingpin to Lagos, where he was arrested. He was trying to leave the country. Actually, he was trying to fly to Dubai when our men arrested him.
“Investigations are on and we believe more suspects will still be arrested.”