There will be more updates made available to the public regarding the kidnapping of Mr. Dayo Adewole, son of a former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who was kidnapped on Tuesday by four gunmen, the police say.
Dayo was kidnapped about 6 pm at gunpoint on his farm in Iroko, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.
But he had since regained freedom after a ransom was said to have been paid.
The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, confirmed the release of the minister’s son Wednesday night, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Olukolu told journalists that the information he got was that the victim had regained freedom and had been reunited with his family.
The police have so far arrested three of the victim’s farm workers.
Olukolu stated that more updates on the crime would be made public soon.
The police said they had been on the trail of the kidnappers and had recovered the vehicle used in carrying out the abduction.
In his reaction, the former minister expressed gratitude to God for the safe release of his son by his abductors.
In a statement he personally signed, Adewole also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, security agencies, traditional rulers as well as Nigerians who stood by the family during the ordeal.