|From left the victim and in the middle is Commissioner of Police and victim husband.|
Two victims who were rescued from a kidnappers’ den in Ogun State by the police, recently narrated the gory experiences of theirtime in captivity.
They are the wife of Chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Ewekoro Local Government Area, Mrs. Kudirat Balogun, and one Gbenga Taiwo.
Balogun was kidnapped last Sunday night at her husband’s home on Sekoni Street, Olomore area of Abeokuta by four gunmen, while Taiwo was abducted at Atan-Ijebu on Monday.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, Ilyasu Ahmed, who presented the victims to journalists at the Police Officerss Mess in Ibara GRA, Abeokuta, said the victims were rescued unhurt on Wednesday night by men of the command.
He said, “After the kidnap, operatives of Federal Special Armed Robbery Squad, Magbon, were deployed to comb every nooks and crannies of the state and were able to rescue the victims unhurt.”
He said, Kudirat was found on
“We are still on the trail of the suspects and the long arm of the law will soon catch up with them,” he said.
He said Taiwo on the other hand, was rescued on the same day at Ogere in Remo North Local Government Area of the state.
But he said no arrest had been made. He expressed optimism that “those responsible for the crime will be apprehended. We are very close.”
While sharing her ordeal, Kudirat who was still in shock, said she was hooded shortly after she was taken away by her abductors.
Balogun said “The kidnappers released me when they discovered that men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other security forces were closing in on them.
“I was blindfolded, I could not recognise those places, they moved me from one place to another. I can’t remember anything much.”
Taiwo, who is a hotelier, contractor and an estate agent, said he was kidnapped on Monday, August 22, 2016 around 9pm at Atan Ijebu along Barrack Road by four gunmen.
He said, “They requested for N5m and I told them I did not have such amount of money. They threatened to kill me.
“I was not afraid. I told them that if they killed me they would be arrested because I am an Ijebu man.”
He further disclosed that he continued to give them serious warning, adding they were shocked and became panicky.
Taiwo said they panicked and finally dropped him around Ogere area on Wednesday night.
Source: Punch Newspaper.