Ikemefuna Okoye, Ogun State Commissioner for Police
Sheriff Balogun in Abeokuta
Wife of the Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salaam, who was kidnapped in Ejigbo area of Osun State last week by some unknown gunmen was saturday rescued from her captors at Ogunmakin area, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, by security operatives who acted on tip-off.
Two of the alleged kidnappers were shot dead while trying to escape with their victim as the rescue operation turned violent when the security men engaged the kidnappers in a shoot-out.
However, after the exchange of gun shots, three of the hoodlums were nabbed and taken to the State Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
It will be recalled that some hoodlums on Tuesday evening, kidnapped Mrs. Salaam who was reported to be returning home from her shop in Ejigbo .
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Commissioner for Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, has confirmed the arrest of three suspected kidnappers of Mrs. Muiba Salaam, saying the suspects were in police custody while investigation had commenced into the incident. Okoye disclosed that the Osun Speaker had already arrived at the police command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta to see the condition of his wife.
He, however, stated that the Speaker’s wife was in stable condition.
However, a source said the arrest of the kidnappers was facilitated by men of the state vigilante group