An Anglican cleric, Venerable Olu Obanla and his son, kidnapped along Ifon-Okeluse Road in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday have regained freedom from the den of their abductors.
Spokesperson of the state police command, Funmilayo Odunlami confirmed the development. She said they were freed on Monday around 12.30 pm.
The victims were traveling along the road when the hoodlums accosted and dragged them into the bush to an unknown destination.
The bandits had demanded a sum of N10million for the release of the victims.
The family were unable to get the money as they could only gather N1million which was refused by the abductors.
Recall that the Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as “Amotekun Corps”, has arrested 4,000 criminal suspects for various criminal activities.
The State Commander of the Corps, Chief Adetuni Adeleye, who disclosed this while briefing Journalists at the weekend in Akure, said the suspects were arrested between January and May 2022, describing it as part of its landmark achievements.
He said: “On the average, between January and may 2022, we’ve made about 4,000 arrest and through the office of the Director of Public Prosecution of Ondo State, we’ve been able to send a reasonable number to correctional centres and prosecution are going on while diligent investigation are going on many others.
“The criminal suspects were arrested for various crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, rape, theft, illegal possession of firearms, child trafficking, cultism, human relations violations among others”.
Adeleye, who said the crime rate in the state, going by statistics, dropped by more 70 percent, promised that the agency would not relent on its Operation Clean- Up efforts to eradicate crime in the state.