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Kidnapped son of ex-Health Minister released

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The kidnapped son of ex-Minister of Health, Proof. Isaac Adewole, Dayo, has been released by his abductors.

Dayo was released less than 24 hours after he was abducted in his farm located at Iroko near Fiditi in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State on Tuesday.

It was however not clear if ransom was paid for his release.

Confirming Dayo’s release, an aide to the former minister, said he was released on Wednesday evening.

He said: “The minister’s son regained freedom just this evening and he is with his family in Ibadan. Details are still sketchy but we will issue a press release soon.”

The kidnappers, who reportedly wore facial masks to hide their identity, took Dayo away after abducting through a neighbouring village.

One of his workers was said to raised the alarm and alerted the villagers who quickly sent local hunters after the kidnappers. The hunters found the car used by the kidnappers but neither Dayo nor any of the abductors were found.

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