The Head of the General Hospital, Imeko, Dr Oladunni Odetola and nurse Mrs Bamgbose who was kidnapped last Wednesday night on their way from work has to regain their freedom.
It was learn that the medical personnel were released on Monday night by their abductors.
It will be recalled that Odetola and the nurse were kidnapped while driving along Abeokuta-Imeko road.
The kidnappers were said to have emerged from the bush at Olubo village, dragged them away, leaving their car on the road.
In an attempt to rescue the victims, the community had mobilised 26 local vigilantes to comb the forest and they were attacked by the kidnappers, who shot them and also burnt their two vehicles and nine motorcycles.
Confirming the release of Odetola and the nurse, the Balogun Isale of Imeko, Chief Ganiu Akinloye, told our correspondent that they were released last night.
“Yes, the doctor and the nurse were released last night. They were released to the community. We thank God,” the community leader said on phone.
Akinleye said he would not be able to give details of how the abductees were released at the moment.
He, however, said in a statement, “My good people of Imeko-Afon Local Government in Ogun State, this is to inform you that the kidnapped Doctor Oladuni Otedola and Nurse Bamgbose of Imeko General Hospital have been released yesterday night.
“We glorified Almighty God for He did not allow our efforts to go in vain.
“We hereby express gratitude to Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun(MFR) for his resilient intervention on the issue, not forgetting his effort to curb security challenges in Ogun West Senatorial District at large. Thanks a lot to your Excellence.
“We can’t not end our gratitude without mentioning the supports we received from our dearest King, the Onimeko of Imeko, HRM, Oba Benjamin Alabi Olanite (Akanku iv), the Kings, Baales and Chiefs throughout Imeko-Afon Local Government axis for their support, all Security personnel – from government, locally recruited security men and hunters
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