Wife of the Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Muibat
The wife of the Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salam, who was kidnapped five days ago, regained her freedom on Saturday.
The speaker’s first wife, Muiba, was kidnapped in Ejigbo, Osun State, last Tuesday by unknown gunmen who chased her car and abducted her as she attempted to escape. The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of N200m for the release of the 38-year-old woman and mother of four.
Acting on a tip-off, security operatives on Saturday stormed the Ogunmakin, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway hideout of the kidnappers and rescued Mrs. Salam after an exchange of fire.
Two of the suspected kidnappers who attempted to smuggle Muiba from the hideout were shot dead by the rescue team.
Three other members of the gang were also arrested and handed over to the State Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
The State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, declined to comment on the rescue mission.