The Ogun State government has confirmed news of escape of 17-year old student of the Redeemer’s University, Ede in Osun State, Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa, from his abductors suspected to be ritualists.
The state government through the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, in a statement, disclosed that the boy, who was kidnapped on his way to the Redemption Camp on Lagos-Ibadan Expressways was lucky to escape from the forest when the security men swooped on the kidnappers at their den in Ikorodu.
According to the statement: “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 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.”