Thomas Otuyemi, director of accounts in the office of the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode who was abducted along with his son, has regained his freedom following a police rescue on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
According to Punch, Otuyemi was keep in his kidnapper’s hideout in the Agbowa area of Ogun State.
The Police seemed to have used a single stone in killing two birds when a Lebanese contractor, who had been abducted since Monday, July 4, 2016, was also freed in same operation.
It was gathered that same group of gunmen from Epe Creeks, who had abducted 60-year-old Otuyemi and his son in the Epe area, while they were returning home on Saturday, July 9, 2016 also abducted the Lebanese.
The Lebanese, who was a contractor with the construction company handling the dualisation of the Epe Township Expansion project in Epe, was kidnapped by the gunmen in the area on Monday, July 4, 2016.
He was reportedly inspecting the site when he was whisked away by the gunmen in a car.
The Nigeria Police Force spokesperson in Lagos, Dolapo Badmos, had confirmed the abduction of the 60-year-old public servant.
Badmos said, “The police are searching the creeks. We are on the trail of the kidnappers. I cannot disclose which police unit is detailed for the rescue mission, but the operation is ongoing.”
She assured that the police were on the trail of the kidnappers and that the director and his son would soon be rescued.