Men of the Oyo state Police Command on Wednesday disclosed that the vehicle which was used to kidnap Mr. Dayo Adewole, son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has been recovered.
HOTFROM9JA.COM gathered that some unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers Tuesday evening abducted the ex-Minister’s son at his farm located at Iroko, a suburb of Ibadan, the state capital.
Adewole junior was said to have been kidnapped around 6:30 pm on Tuesday.
It was however gathered on Wednesday that the military, the police, security agents and local hunters were already on the trail of the kidnappers as at the time of filing this report.
Our correspondent also learnt that this has forced the ex-minister to cut short his trip abroad.
As at press time, the abductors are yet to reach out to the family of the kidnapped victim.
But, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the state police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, while reacting, maintained that the vehicle which was used to kidnap the victim has since been recovered.
Fadeyi, who insisted that the command is currently working to ensure the release of the kidnapped victim, added that the police in conjunction with other security agencies had recovered the vehicle.
In a telephone conversation with DAILY POST Wednesday morning, he said, “The vehicle which was used to kidnap the victim has been recovered. We have recovered the police which was used by the hoodlums to kidnap the victim.
“Yes, we had the report that he was kidnapped. The report was sent to me that he was kidnapped about 6.30 pm on Tuesday. The Area commander in Moniya and other patrol teams had been alerted and are presently giving the armed men, a hot chase.
“We are on their trail as I speak with you and more deployments had been made to rescue the guy and track down the abductors.
That some hoodlums kidnapped son of a former minister. And immediately the area commander went to Iroko in search of the hoodlums.
“The Area Commander went to Iroko and with our men, they chased the hoodlums and the vehicle which was used has been recovered.
“So, I can tell you that the command is seriously working had to ensure his release.
I can assure you that we are working to ensure that the victim is released.”