15th August, 2022
17-year-old Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa, who was kidnapped on his way to the Redemption Camp on the Lagos-Ibadan, has escaped from his abductors.
Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin, confirmed the development.
Somorin said the boy escaped from his abductors as security operatives swooped on their den, in Ikorodu, Lagos.
He said; “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.
“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 CPS, however, noted that his principal vowed that there will be no hiding place for criminals in Ogun State.
Somorin also confirmed 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 CPS said;
“The Governor appreciates the sacrifices of the security personnel and tasked them not relent in their commitment to 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”.