The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has vowed that there will be no hiding place for criminals in the state, just as he revealed that a 17-year-old kidnap victim, Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa, has escaped from captivity.
This developments were revealed in a statement by Abiodun’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, on Monday.
The Governor said the victim, who was kidnapped while on his way to the Redemption Camp on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, escaped from his abductors as security operatives swooped on their den in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The statement said: “Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa is a student of the Redeemers University in Osun State, he was on his way to join his parents when he was kidnapped.
“Our security men had trail the kidnappers to Ikorodu, where the victim was held hostage.
“Their arrival on the scene had given an opportunity for the victim to escape from captivity.
“We are happy that the victim escaped unhurt.
“He has since been reunited with his parents.”
The statement further highlighted that the security operatives are still on the trail of the kidnappers, adding that no effort would be spared to rid the state of undesirable elements.
It said: “The governor appreciates the sacrifices of the security personnel and tasked them not relent in their commitment at restoring public confidence and safety on the highways always.
“Ogun State has zero tolerance for terrorists, bandits, kidnappers or ritual murderers and other criminals by whatever name they are called.”