Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, a former Minister of state for Education, was on Wednesday kidnapped by armed men alongside her security aide along Igbogila road in Yewa North local government area of Ogun state.
The 70 year old victim, who was reportedly abducted while she was returning from her farm at Shawonjo area, recently celebrated her birthday some weeks back in Ilaro, the headquarters of Yewaland and was being rumoured to be nursing ambitions for the 2019 elections.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirming the incident, said the Command got a report that Anisulowo was kidnapped on Wednesday evening by armed men.
According to Adejobi, the State commissioner of police, CP Abdulmajid Ali, has despatched teams to the area, Ilaro, for the rescue operation, while assuring the Public – particularly her relations and those concerned – that she will soon be rescued unhurt and the perpetrators will be apprehended. Hear him:
“We have embarked on scientific investigation on the kidnap case. And we are optimistic that the Senator will be rescued very soon.”
Iyabo Anisulowo served as a Senator between 2003 and 2007. She represented the Ogun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
Meanwhile on business news, the Ogun State Commissioner of Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, during a visit to sawmills in Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu-East Local Government Area of the state, stated that the Ogun State Government plans to generate electricity from sawdust as part of it’s contribution towards increasing power supply in the country.
Lawal said the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and Energy Commission of Nigeria, in collaboration with the state government, are working together to come up with a technology that would generate electricity from sawdust. He also encouraged the saw millers to conserve sawdust as they would soon become raw material for energy generation.