Kidnapped mother of ex-Ondo Commissioner freed

The victim was released on Thursday.

Olufunke Olatubore, the 78-year-old mother of a former Ondo State Commissioner of Education, Remi Olatubora, was released by her abductors on Thursday.

She was kidnapped in her home in Iyansan, Irele Local Government Area, at about 1 a.m. on Sunday.

Although, the kidnappers demanded N50 million ransom, the family claimed no ransom was paid.

The elder brother to the former commissioner, Benjamin Olatubore, said the victim was picked around 3 a.m. on Thursday. He said the kidnappers dropped her at Ita Oqua, a small community between Iyansan and Akotogbo in Irele Local Government Area of the state.

“To God be the glory and profound gratitude to the security operatives in Ondo State for securing the release of our mother under a short period of time.

“I also want to say that this is the shortest period for securing the release of a kidnapped person even without paying a dime,” he said.

The ex-commissioner is not one of the nominees sent to the state House of Assembly by Governor Mimiko for confirmation.


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