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Rescued Anisulowo recounts ordeal with abductors

04 May 2016, 18:09

Abeokuta - A former minister, Sen. Iyabo Anisulowo, who was abducted on Wednesday, has described her experience as "terrible and dehumanising.''

Anisulowo was rescued by the police on Tuesday at about 7.p.m. at Gbegbelawo village near Olorunda town in Abeokuta North Council Area.

The former minister was abducted on the Sawonjo-Iganokoto road in Yewa-South Council Area of the state.

Anisulowo, who arrived at Government House at Isale-Igbehin at about 10.p.m. in company with the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, said she had not eaten since Wednesday and only lived on water.

The former senator said she knew security agents were searching for her, adding that this gave her strength and hope that she would survive the incident.

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, on his part, commended the security agencies which deployed their personnel and equipment in the rescue effort.

Also read: Kidnappers of ex-minister Anisulowo demand N200m for her release

He said that though the abductors demanded a ransom of N200 million, nothing was eventually paid.

The governor expressed confidence in the ability of the police to provide security and therefore called on the Federal Government to adequately equip the Force.

Also speaking, Abdulmajid Ali told newsmen that the ring leader of the gang behind the abduction had been arrested.

He reiterated that the command would make the state uncomfortable for criminals.


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