Three women abducted on Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Road regain freedom

The three women who were kidnapped on Ibadan-Ijebu Ode Road, Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State, have regained their freedom.

The women, Mrs Okeowo, Mrs Abosede Adebayo and Mrs Bola Ogunrinde., were abducted by gunmen around Onipe community on Monday, April 12. 

It was gathered that the victims were rescued by the police at Ogunmakin community at about 9 am on Friday, April 16. 

Spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the development to Tribune, said the kidnappers released the victims due to pressure mounted by police operatives who invaded their hideout. 

“As a result of ceaseless, strategic and systematic utilisation of intelligence and operational assets, the tactical sweep embarked upon, as coordinated by the Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, has yielded the desired result.” he stated. 

Osifeso said that the pressure mounted on the kidnappers with the invasion of their suspected hideout, and continuous trailing by the command operatives, made them release their victims.

He said that the women had been medically evaluated and reunited with their families.