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In Ogun Police offer N5m reward for information on kidnapped ex-Minister

The abductors had demanded N200 million ransom.

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Iyabo Anisulowo.

(The Nation)

Following the kidnap of a former minister, Iyabo Anisulowo, last Wednesday, the Ogun State Police Command has offered a N5million reward for information that could lead to her rescue.

The victim was on her way from her farm in Sawonjo in Yewa South local government area of the state when she was whisked away by armed men alongside her security aide.

According to Premium Times, the abductors had demanded N200 million ransom.

However, in a statement issued on Monday, May 2, by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, the Command made the cash reward offer to accelerate Mrs. Anisulowo’s rescue.

“The Ogun State Police Command has offered N5m (Five million naira only) reward to any informant(s) who has useful information for the police on the kidnapping of the former senator and minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, who was kidnapped recently at Sawonjo/Iganokoto area of Ogun State,” the Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, made the declaration after a security meeting with officers of the command, and other security chiefs in the state.

Those at the meeting included the Commander, 35 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Alamala, Abeokuta, S. Danwalis, and the Director of Department of State Security Ogun State, Kabir Sanni.

“The Commissioner of Police Ogun State therefore appeals to the general public to support the police and give useful information that can assist in the rescue operation of the kidnapped victim,” the statement said.

The command also gave out dedicated phone numbers for the public to reach the police, with the assurance that informants would enjoy adequate security as their information would be made confidential.

The numbers are: 09020911911, 08081774631 and 08081766937.

Anisulowo, who served as Minister in the military regime of Sani Abacha, has been held by her captors for six days.

 

 

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