The abducted wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, today, Saturday, 28 November, regained freedom from her abductors.
The Street Journal had earlier reported that she was kidnapped on Thursday night, 26 November, around Owena at Akure after Joseph Ayo Babalola University. The incident was said to have happened very close to the military check point in the town and the bandits operated without hindrance and abducted the wife of the Chief of staff.
According to Tribune Online, it was gathered that men of the Ondo state security network, also known as Amotekun, swung into action immediately the kidnap case was reported.
The Amotekun corps collaborated with local hunters and vigilante in the area to trace the perpetrators of the crime and the teamwork yielded result in the early Saturday morning.
Some hoodlums were apprehended in connection with the crime and have been transferred to the state capital, Akure, for interrogation.
The commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye who confirmed the release of Mrs Ale said it was too early to disclose how the wife of Chief of Staff to the governor was rescued.
“I can confirm to you that the wife of the Chief of Staff has secured her freedom and on her way to Akure. She was released without paying ransom as she was rescued by Amotekun and local hunters.” He said
Recall that the abduction of the wife of the governor’s aide came barely 24 hours after a first-class monarch, the Olufon of lfon, Oba Israel Adewusi was murdered by suspected kidnappers at Elegbeke in Ose council area of the state.