The Ogun State Government has announced that a 17-year-old kidnapped victim, Oluwatomiwa Akinlaja, escaped from captivity in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
Akinlaja, a student of Redeemer’s University in Osun State, was reportedly abducted last week at the Sagamu interchange, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
It was learnt thatAkinlaja was on his way to join his parents at the Redemption Camp along the highway, when he was abducted.
He was going for the aanual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, tagged ‘Perfect Jubilee,’ which took place last week.
The Chief Press Secretary to Ogun State Governor, Kunle Somorin, in a statement on Monday evening, said the student escaped from his abductors when security operatives swooped on their den.
“The victim, Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa, is a student of the Redeemer’s University in Osun State. He was on his way to join his parents when he was kidnapped.
“Our security men trailed the kidnappers to Ikorodu, where the victim was being held hostage. Their arrival at the scene gave an opportunity for the victim to escape from captivity.
“We are happy that the victim escaped unhurt. He has since been reunited with his parents,” the statement read.