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I planned to abduct Otedola –Mastermind of Senator Anisulowo’s abduction
Four months after the abduction of a former Minister of Education, 70-year-old Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, has arrested the alleged mastermind of the abduction, 28-year-old Ikechukwu Daniel, who made some startling confessions.
It will be recalled that Anisulowo, who represented the Ogun West Senatorial District between 2003 and 2007, was abducted in April 2016, with one of her security aides.
The ex-minister was rescued after spending 10 days in captivity.
The police at the time arrested two suspects, through whom the IRT got information which unmasked Daniel as the leader of the gang.
If Daniel’s confession is anything to go by, one of Africa’s richest men, billionaire, Femi Otedola, would have fallen victim of the kidnappers.
Punch, August 27
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