By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
The Ogun state police command has recovered a Toyota SUV car that Senator Iyabode Anisulowo drove in on the day she was kidnapped by some gunmen.
Anisulowo, a former Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Senator in Ogun state was abducted by some armed men on Wednesday April, 27, 2016 along Sawonjo/Iganokoto road in Yewa area of the state.
In a release issued by the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Friday, April 29, 2016, officers and men of the command have started combing the entire town the ex-lawmaker was kidnapped with a view to rescue her alive.
In fact, to show the level at which the police intensified efforts in searching the kidnapped politician, the vehicle with Registration number: Lagos LSD 115 AM and some items belonging to Anisulowo have been recovered by the police.
The release read: “With a view to rescuing the former Senator and Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Iyabode Anisulowo, who was kidnapped by some armed men on Wednesday 27/06/2016 along Sawonjo/Iganokoto road in Yewa area of Ogun State,the Commissioner of Police Ogun State,CP Abdulmajid Ali and some other senior officers of the comamand have relocated to Ilaro for the rescue operation.
“The Commissioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police in Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, Assistant Commissioner of Police in Operations,Officers in Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery and the Kidnapping Squads, Officers and men of the State Intelligence Bureau and Police Mobile Force, ICT Experts etc have been on their toes and working assiduously to make sure the victim is rescued unhurt and the perpetrators are apprehended.
“The Command detectives are also presently working with other security agencies and special teams from the office of the Inspector General of Police,Force Headquarters ,Abuja to rescue Senator Iyabo Anisulowo without delay.
In addition,in the spirit of adequate supervision, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, AIG Bala Hassan,visited the scene of crime on Thursday and met with the officers and men detailed for the operations on the adopted strategies.
CP Abdulmajid Ali wishes to inform the general public that the police have some clues as the Toyota SUV of the victim,with Reg No Lagos LSD 115 AM,and some items have been recovered ,and this will definitely catalyze the forensic investigation into the matter and immediate rescue of the victim.
The Commissiner of Police,Ogun State,CP Abdulmajid Ali,therefore appeals to the general public to be patient and remain calm as the rescue operation will be a success and that the command will,by all means,tackle any crimes or violent crimes in Ogun State.”