Kidnapped ex-minister regains freedom

Posted by News Express | 4 May 2016 | 2,170 times

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a onetime Senator, Mrs Iyabo Anisulowo, has been rescued.

Senator Anisulowo, who represented Ogun West Senatorial district between 2003-2007 at the Senate, was kidnapped alongside her security aide in Igbogila area of Ogun state.

She was abducted while returning from her farm by four armed men last Thursday.

She was rescued in a town called Gbegbelawo near Olorunda Town in Ogun State at about 7pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2015.

Police say two suspects have been arrested in connection with the kidnap.

Prior to her rescue, the Ogun State Police Command had constantly given the assurance that the kidnapped former senator would be rescued unhurt and the culprits apprehended.

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has also deployed two Police helicopters for the search.

Just 24 hours before her eventual rescue, the Ogun State Police Command had offered a reward of five million Naira to anyone with useful information that could lead to the rescue of the abducted Senator Iyabo Anisulowo.

Senator Anisulowo served in the 5th Senate of the National Assembly between 2003 and 2007. She also served as a Minister of State for Education under the administration of late President Umaru Yar’Adua. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows Senator Iyabo Anisulowo.

Source: News Express

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