The three women who were abducted Four days ago by gunmen at Onipe Community axis of Ibadan-Ijebu Ode Road, Oluyole LGA, Oyo State, have been rescued by police operatives after they regained their freedom.
Reliable sources say that the women came out of captivity in the bush on Friday, April 16, 2021, and were rescued by police officers, led by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Idi Ayunre Division, at about 9 am, close to Triton Fish Company, by a bush at Ogunmakin Community.
The victims are Mrs Theresa Okeowo, Mrs Abosede Adebayo and Mrs Bola Ogunrinde.
Mrs Okeowo, a teacher in a secondary school in Ogun State took a lift from Mrs Ogunrinde, a Master Warrant Officer, along with Mrs Adebayo, who was working as a dentist, all of them working in Ogun, when they were abducted on Monday, April 12.
Mrs Adebayo, who is a mother of two, was still nursing a baby on breast milk when she was abducted.
A different source revealed that after pressure was mounted on the kidnappers by the police hot pursuit in the bush, they decided to collect an unknown amount as ransom and showed their victims the path they could take to get the nearest help.
The source further added that the victims were unkempt and tired-looking when they were found by the police.
DSP Adewale Osifeso, the state Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the rescue of the victims by the police, said that it was achieved through police operatives’ efforts at dismantling the operations of the captors.
Osifeso said: “As a result of ceaseless, strategic and systematic utilisation of intelligence and operational assets, the tactical sweep embarked upon, as coordinated by the Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, has yielded the desired result.”
The PPRO disclosed that the pressure mounted on the kidnappers, with the invasion of their suspected hideout, coupled with the hot chase by the officers of the command, made them release their victims.
He said that the women had been medically assessed and reunited with their families, guaranteeing that efforts are still being made to ensure the arrest of the kidnappers.