Men of the Anti-Kidnaping Squad of the Osun State Police Command have arrested four suspected kidnappers and rescued a business woman, Alhaja Falilat Oyetunji, popularly known as Ero Arike.
The woman was kidnapped at Olorunda village, Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government of the state, while on a visit to her aged mother.
Her husband, Alhaji Abdulakeem Oyetunji, told Daily Trust that he informed the police about the incident and they swung into action, leading to the rescue of his wife.
Narrating her ordeal after she was rescued, the traumatised business woman expressed gratitude to the police as she wept and praised God.
She said: “I had been having strange feeling for the past few days and I had reported to the police. On Tuesday, August 9, when I wanted to visit my mother at Olorunda village, Iragbiji, I contacted the police to provide me security.
“Immediately I got to my mother’s house and I was greeting everybody, two young men who covered their faces and armed with gun suddenly came from nowhere and gripped me. They whisked me away into the bush and I was shouting.
“Luckily for me, the police came on time and they chased the kidnappers. They shot the person that was carrying me on his shoulder. The other suspects fled but some of them were arrested.
“One of the arrested suspects is an indigene of my hometown, Iragbiji. Two others are either Fulani or Hausa. I must thank the police for their prompt response. I however want to appeal to them to please do thorough investigations and prosecute the suspects. The government should not sweep the case under the carpet,” she said.
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