Police yesterday rescued former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, six days after she was abducted. Two suspects were also arrested in connection with her abduction.
Anisulowo, 65, was kidnapped last Wednesday while returning from her farm at Sawonjo in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State. Her Toyota Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with registration number LSD 115 AM was recovered by the police shortly after the incident.
Though details of her rescue were sketchy at press time, it was learnt that the former minister regained her freedom from her captors about 7p.m. at Gbegbelawo village, near Olorunda town in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the rescue last night. He said: “The police have rescued Senator Iyabo Anisulowo at a village called Gbegbelawo, near Olorunda town, Ogun State, today (yesterday) about 7p.m.
Two suspects were arrested.” Police deployed two helicopters in the search for the former minister and also offered N5 million reward to informants. Also yesterday, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who had vowed that Anisulowo would be rescued unhurt, expressed delight at the rescue of the former minister.