The Ogun State Police Command said on Thursday it has rescued two abducted people – Mrs. Kudirat Balogun and an hotelier, Otunba Gbenga Taiwo, who were kidnapped separately in the state by different hoodlums.
Confirming the reports, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu, said Otunba Taiwo who was kidnapped at Isanyin in Ogun Waterside last Monday, was rescued at Iperu-Remo area of the state while Mrs Balogun, wife to of a chairmanship aspirant in the planned October 8 local government election in the state, was rescued on Wednesday at Mile 2 area of Abeokuta following pressure mounted on the suspects by the police.
Shortly after Mrs Balogun was kidnapped, operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) Magbon, Abeokuta, were deployed to comb the state and rescue the victim unhurt, the commissioner made this known while answering questions from reporters at the Police Officers’ Mess in Abeokuta.
The commissioner added that no ransom was paid to effect the victims’ release, assuring that the suspects in both kidnap cases would be arrested.
“We are still on the trail of the suspects and the long arm of the law will soon catch up with them,” he said.