Kidnapped Osun Speaker’s wife freed in Ogun

Speaker, Osun state House of Assembly, Honourable Najeem Salaam
Speaker, Osun state House of Assembly, Honourable Najeem Salaam

The rescue operation was not carried out by the police.

The wife of the Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Muibat Salam, who was kidnapped on Tuesday, has been freed.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that Mrs. Salam was rescued by members of the Ogun State Vigilante Service on Saturday at about 5.30p.m.

Two of her abductors were killed while three others were arrested by the vigilante.

The rescue operation is said to have occurred along Ogunmakin axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, located in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Mrs. Salam was kidnapped in Osun State as she left her goods store on Tuesday . The kidnappers then transferred her to Ogun where she was rescued.

The vigilante, established by the Ogun State Government, reportedly worked on a tip-off by residents of the area.

The kidnappers, realising that their hideout was exposed, tried to escape with their victim. They were engaged in a shootout by the Ogun vigilante, which led to the death of two of the kidnappers and arrest of three others.

The victim was rescued unhurt, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

The victim and the arrested kidnappers are now in the custody of the Ogun police after they were handed over by the vigilante.

When contacted, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, said he was on his way to the Eleweran Police Headquarters in Ogun over the matter.

“Please, I’m on my way to the police headquarters over the matter. I will get back to you later,” Mr. Okoye said on phone.