Pressure forced Obasanjo workers’ abductors to release them –Police

Pressure forced Obasanjo workers’ abductors to release them –Police

The kidnappers of the three workers of former President Olusegun Obasanjo have released them 48 hours after the abduction in Ogun State.

Our correspondent gathered that the victims, including the Financial Controller, Group Auditor and Group Store Manager of Obasanjo Holdings,  were freed on Friday evening.

They were abducted on Wednesday by gunmen that on the  Kobape road in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.

The incident was said to have happened around 4pm at Seseri village after the Hilux pick-up the workers were riding in was reportedly shot at by the gunmen, who overpowered and took them away.

A source told our correspondent that the victims regained freedom without paying ransom.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the workers were released following the pressure mounted on the kidnappers.

Oyeyemi said the officers of the police anti-kidnapping and SWAT units were in the bush since the incident happened mounting serious pressures on abductors.

He said, “We mounted a lot of pressures on the kidnappers. Since yesterday (Thursday), our anti-kidnapping and SWAT operatives  were in the bush  searching for them.

“They were able to trace them to the bush behind  Day Waterman College. They have been there since yesterday (Thursday).

“This evening, they released them unhurt without any ransom.”

Asked if any of the kidnappers was arrested, the PPRO said, “Not yet. We are sure that we will make arrest.”

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