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Kidnapped Osun Permanent Secretary, others, regain freedom

The Permanent Secretary, Osun Ministry of Finance, Mrs Adebimpe Ogunlumade, who was kidnapped on Friday along other two officials, have been released on Sunday.

The two other officials released along with the permanent secretary are: a Director in the ministry, Mr Tajudeen Badejoko and their Driver, Mr Oladapo Ajani.

This is contained in a statement signed by the state Head of Service, Mr Sunday Owoeye, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Osogbo.

According to the statement, the officials regained their freedom from their abductors on Sunday evening but did not indicate where the victims secured their freedom.

It, however, said that “arrangements were ongoing to convey them to Osogbo within the shortest time possible by security agents with a view to re-uniting them with their families’’.

Ogunlumade, Badejoko and Ajani were kidnapped at Obajana village on Lokoja-Kabba road on April 22, while returning from a meeting in Abuja.


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