The abductors of Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, who was kidnapped on Wednesday have asked family for a ransom of N200 million.
It was learnt that the abductors contacted the family by phone on Friday night demanding the payment.
According to reports, the abductors made the phone call using her mobile phone number. The abductees’ family were said to be negotiating with the unnamed callers. Anisulowo is a former minister of education.
The police in Ogun were said to be conducting forensic investigation into the kidnap following the recovery of the victim’s car and other belongings. Mrs. Anisulowo was taken away by her abductors in her SUV.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, and some other senior officers of the command have relocated to Ilaro, Ogun State, for the rescue operation.
The spokesperson for the command, Muyiwa Adejobi, assured that the victim would be rescued alive.
According to him, “The command wishes to inform the general public that the police have some clues as the Toyota SUV of the victim and some items have been recovered.”
He added that the commissioner of police, deputy commissioner of police in Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, assistant commissioner of police in Operations, officers in charge of Special Anti-Robbery and the Kidnapping Squads, officers and men of the State Intelligence Bureau and Police Mobile Force, ICT Experts, have been on their toes and working assiduously to make sure the victim is rescued unhurt and the perpetrators are apprehended.
Kidnap of prominent citizens has become common in recent times, in September last year, former secretary to the Government Chief Olu Falae was kidnapped on his farm in Ondo State. The kidnappers demanded for ransom of N100million. He later regained his freedom.