Former Health minister’s son, Dayo Adewole regains freedom

former minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole

By Bukola Kayode

Dayo, the son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has been released.


Punch reports that the younger Adewole  was released barely 24 hours after he was kidnapped at his farm located at Iroko near Fiditi in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State on Tuesday.


It could, however, not be confirmed if a ransom was paid or not.

An aide minister, confirmed that the victim was released on Wednesday evening, Punch further reports.

“The minister’s son regained freedom just this evening and he is with his family in Ibadan. Details are still sketchy but we will issue a press release soon”, the paper quoted its source as saying.

To conceal their identity, the kidnappers reportedly wore facial masks escaping through a neighbouring village.

One of Dayo’s workers then raised the alarm and alerted the villagers who quickly hunters in search of Dayo. The hunters found the car used by the kidnappers but neither Dayo nor any of the abductors were found.

The village head, Oniroko of Iroko made a phone call on a radio programme and alerted the public.

Police Commissioner in the state disclosed that Dayo’s domestic staff was among the three suspects arrested.


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