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Kidnapped 17-Year-Old Varsity Student Escapes In Ogun


Aug 16, 2022

Ireoluwa Akinlaja, a kidnapped Student of the Redeemers University, Osun State, who was kidnapped by some unknown persons on Sunday has escaped in Ogun State.

According to Daily Post, the 17-year-old student was reportedly on his way to the Redemption camp to join his parents when he was snatched by the kidnappers around Sagamu Interchange, Ogun state.

It was gathered that the Akinlaja sent a message to his mother, informing her that he has been kidnapped.

The police were informed and immediately swung into action in an effort to hunt down the hoodlums.

However, the 100-Level Mass Communication Student escaped from his abductors before security agents got to Ikorodu, where he was driven to.

Governor Dapo Abiodun Vows To Hunt Criminals

Meanwhile, Gov Dapo Abiodun, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, on Monday while reacting to the incident, vowed that there would be no hiding place for criminals in the state.

Abiodun revealed that “the victim, who was kidnapped while on his way to the Redemption Camp on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, escaped from his abductors as security operatives swooped on their den, in Ikorodu, Lagos.”

He confirmed that “The victim, Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa is a student of the Redeemers University in Osun State. He was on his way to join his parents when he was kidnapped.

“Our security men had trailed the kidnappers to Ikorodu, where the victim was being held hostage. Their arrival on the scene had given an opportunity for the victim to escape from captivity.

“We are happy that the victim escaped unhurt. He has since been reunited with his parents.”

This article was originally published on Naija News