Men of the Oyo State Police Command have arrested three suspects in connection with the abduction of a United Kingdom (UK) trained son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, Dayo Adewole on Tuesday evening by gunmen at his father’s Poultry farm in Iroko ..
However. the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone eleven, Mr Leye Oyebade has assured that Police will rescue the abducted Son of the former Minister of Health.
New Nigerian gathered that following the abduction of Dayo Adewole. combined team of armed Military men, Police and the DSS have flooded the nooks and crannies of the scene where the Minister’s Son was abducted at gunpoint.
Our Correspondent reliably learnt that the three arrested suspects so far are the driver that Dayo employed few days ago, Mr. Gbenga Ogunleye; the farm manager, Mr. Sodiq Adebayo, and one other worker in the farm.
Briefing newsmen after visiting the scene where the Minister’s Son was abducted, the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 11, Mr. Leye Oyebade
Oyebade, hinted that police have launched a manhunt in search of the kidnappers, and that the kidnapped Son of the former Minister would be rescued .
The AIG stressed that the police in its determination to rescue abducted Dayo would deploy their arsenal, including STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) in the operation. saying. “actually, this incident is very unfortunate because it is coming after we have been able to map out a lot of strategy to address the challenge we are facing by these undesirable elements.”
“From our inspection of the scene, interaction and interrogation of the workers, and those that were present at the scene, we can really say that the modus is changing, the tactic is changing, and their way of operating is changing. Since they now know that we have been able to cover the roads, they are now coming to isolated areas, looking for targets that can be approached, having monitored them. ” he said.
The AIG who was together with the Oyo state Police Commossioner, Mr Shina Olukolu added, ” With what we gathered here, the suspects covered their faces and the story that is being given, we are not ruling out the involvement of those that are very close, in this particular situation. But whatever it is, we are going to unmask those that are behind this, and that is the assurance I am giving to members of the public. “
“The Inspector General of Police has given a mandate and on that mandate we stand that kidnapping will become highly unprofitable. With the system we are going to use now, with the application of STI and with the commitment and drive of police officers that have been deployed, we are going to uproot them,”
Mr Oyebade then emphasized that there is the need for all and sundry to be security conscious, advising that in recruiting staff, employers must go beyond ordinary interviews, by ensuring that the potential employees bring collateral, get their photographs and do underground checking of the personality being considered for employment, either as driver, cook, or gatekeeper because many of them have tendencies to give out their principals to kidnappers or armed robbers.