Kidnappers release Ogun lawmaker’s mother


The kidnapped mother of Remmy Hassan, an Ogun state lawmaker, has been released.

Mr. Hassan’s mother was kidnapped ‎on Wednesday, October 1at about 9pm from her Omu-Ijebu home.

Confirming her release to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Hassan, a former deputy speaker of the Ogun state House of Assembly and a current member of the assembly, said ‎”I thank God she has been released unhurt and healthy,” he said.

‎A source told PREMIUM TIMES that the kidnappers demanded a N50 million ransom.
Mr. Hassan refused to comment on whether there was a demand for ransom or if any was paid to the abductors.

The Ogun state police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, also confirmed the release of the Mr. Hassan’s mother.

“Yes, the mama has been released unhurt,” the PPRO said in a text message.
He also did not say anything as regards the ransom.


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  • Otile

    I thought they said kidnapping does not occur anywhere beside east of the Niger. Where are the critics of SE SS and GEJ? Have their tongues cleaved to the roof of their mouths or have they forgotten their cunning?

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    This was a daft move.

    Once a ransom has been paidfor a victim; the market is created for other potential victims.

    The police must move earth and mountain to find the culprits and deal with them ruthlessly before they, or copycats, strike again.