A 17-year old student of the Redeemers University in Osun State, Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa has regained his freedom after being abducted last week, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Oluwatomiwa escaped from captivity in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
Reports indicate that the victim was on his way to meet his parents at the Redemption camp located along the highway, when the miscreants seized him and sped off, in a vehicle.
Over 15,000 clerics were ordained at the 70th convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) held between August 8-14.
Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, said in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday that the the victim escaped from his kidnappers when security forces stormed the den.
Security operatives are still on a hunt for the kidnappers. The government has promised to deploy the necessary machinery to keep the state safe.
Governor Dapo Abiodun vowed that “there will be no-hiding place for criminals in the state.”
“The governor appreciates the sacrifices of the security personnel and tasked them not relent in their commitment at restoring public confidence and safety on the highways always,” the statement added.
In a related rescue operation, the Edo State Police Command, gunned down five suspected kidnappers in a gun duel with its operatives.
Deputy spokesperson of the Command, Jennifer Iwegbu disclosed yesterday that the abducted victim, Innocent Achebe, 38, was rescued unhurt by the security personnel, and has since been reunited with his family.
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