Kidnapped FRSC officials freed

FRSC officials on duty used to illustrate the story.
FRSC officials on duty used to illustrate the story.

The two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), kidnapped on Monday, have been released.

Their release was confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES by the agency’s spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, on Wednesday.

The two officials, identified as Abioye and Bayegunmi, were kidnapped by unknown gunmen at Iwajara in Oriade Local Government Area of Osun State.

The kidnappers on Tuesday morning demanded N1 million ransom.

The officers were freed late on Tuesday.

It is not clear if payment was made for their release or not.

When contacted, Mr Kazeem in a short message to PREMIUM TIMES confirmed the release of the duo.

“They have been released,” his message read.

He said the agency would provide more details of the release later.

Kidnapping for ransom has become rampant in many states across Nigeria despite the efforts of security agencies. Dozens of kidnappers have been arrested by security agencies in different states in the past month.


PT Mag Campaign AD

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application