Dayo, son of the immediate past minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has been released by his abductors.
The minister’s son was released yesterday evening, but, it wasun certain if ransom was paid for or not.
Dayo was released barely 24 hours after he was kidnapped at his farm, located at Iroko, near Fiditi, in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State, on Tuesday.
An aide to the minister, however, confirmed Dayo was released yesterday evening.
“The minister’s son regained freedom just this evening and he is with his family in Ibadan. Details are still sketchy but we will issue a statement soon,” the aide said.
The kidnappers reportedly wore facial masks to hide their identity and took away Dayo, escaping through a neighbouring village.
One of Dayo’s workers then raised the alarm and alerted the villagers, who quickly sent local hunters after the kidnappers. The hunters found the car used by the kidnappers but neither Dayo nor any of the abductors were found.
Police Commissioner in the state disclosed that three suspects have been arrested, among whom is Dayo’s domestic staff.
Meanwhile, Oyo State Police Command confirmed the abduction of the son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, and also, disclosed that the vehicle used to kidnap has been recovered.
Some gunmen, on Tuesday evening, abducted the ex-minister’s son at his farm located at Iroko, a suburb of Ibadan, the state capital.
Dayo Adewole was reportedly kidnapped around 6.30pm on Tuesday and the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said they were working to ensure the release of the victim.