Abducted ex-gov’s-wife released, goes into hiding

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By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan

Oyo State Police command said Saturday that despite the release of the wife of the former Governor of old Western State, Brig. Gen. Oluwole Rotimi (rtd), late Friday, it would still ensure that the culprits (her abductors) are arrested.

This came as the woman yesterday refused to grant journalists access into her expansive premises in Ibadan.

Mrs. Titilayo Oluwole Rotimi, who was kidnapped, was said to have been found along the Lagos-Ijebu Ode Cross Road, near Ikorodu, Lagos State.

She was abducted by four gunmen within the premises of her company, OAK Enterprises, in Ibadan some days ago.

Before she was abducted, it was gathered that her workers protested against conditions of service after which some unknown gunmen drove into the premises of the company and whisked her away.

Her abductors demanded N200m ransom before they released her. When Sunday Vanguard spoke with the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ayodeji Lanade, he confirmed her release.

Lanade said the Police  got the signal that she was found between the boundary of Lagos and Ogun states.

According to him, “We learnt that she became conscious shortly after been released by her captors. She regained her consciousness and was crying. We gathered that she walked up to woman who told her where she was and called her relatives”.

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