Amotekun, Hunters Rescue Wife of Akeredolu’s Chief of Staff


By James Sowole

The wife of the Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale, who was abducted on Thursday, regained her freedom on Saturday after spending two days with her abductors.

The woman, who was kidnapped along with another woman, was said to have been rescued by men of the State Security Agency, Amotekun Corps.

THISDAY findings revealed that the Amotekun Corps collaborated with local hunters and vigilante in the area to trace the perpetrators of the crime and the synergy yielded result early Saturday morning

The source disclosed that some suspects were apprehended in connection with the crime and had been transferred to the state capital, Akure for interrogation.

The source said “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.

Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye confirmed Ale’s release, noting that it was too early to disclose how the wife of Chief of Staff to governor Akeredolu was rescued.

However, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, could not be reached to confirm the release of the woman.

Ale was abducted on Thursday night by some suspected gunmen at Owena area, on Ondo-Akure Road while on her way from Lagos to Akure.

The incident happened hours after a traditional ruler, the Olufon of lfon, Israel Adewusi, was killed by assailants in the state.

The late monarch was returning to his domain after attending the monthly Council of Chiefs meeting held in Akure, the state capital.

He was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo but died before he could be attended to by medical personnel.

Police commissioner, Bolaji Salami said Divisional Police Officers in the northern senatorial district have been mandated to fish out the killer of the monarch.