Kidnapped Ex-minister’s Son, Adewole Regains Freedom

The son of a former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewale, Mr Dayo Adewole who was kidnapped on Tuesday by four unidentified gunmen, has regained freedom.

Dayo expressed thanks to all Nigerians for their support and prayers while in the hands of his abductors.

According the News Agency of Nigeria, Dayo was kidnapped at about 6pm at gunpoint on his farm in Iroko,Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police , Shina Olukolu, confirmed the release of the minister’s son on Wednesday evening.

Olukolu said that the information he got was that the victim had regained freedom and had been reunited with his family.

Adewole Dayo

The commissioner said that the only suspects arrested so far in connection with the incident were three of the victim’s farm workers.

He, however, gave an assurance that more updates on the incident would be made public soon.

The police had been on the trail of the kidnappers since Tuesday and had already recovered the vehicle used in the incident.

In his reaction, the former minister expressed gratitude to God for the safe release of his son by his abductors.

In a statement he personally signed, Adewole also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, security agencies, traditional rulers as well as Nigrrians who stood by the family during the ordeal.

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