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Police recover body of kidnapped victim in Kwara

By Odun Edward, Ilorin
25 November 2021   |   3:49 am
The Kwara State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed the recovery inside the bush of one Olujala Adegbola, who was kidnapped six days ago in his house, at Olla, in Isin Local Council of the state.

The Kwara State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed the recovery inside the bush of one Olujala Adegbola,  who was kidnapped six days ago in his house, at Olla, in Isin Local Council of the state. 
 
Nine people were kidnapped the same day in the town, but three days later, eight of them were successfully rescued by combined security forces in the area.
 
However, efforts to rescue Adegbola was unsuccessful, until his decomposed body was found in the bush.
  
The spokesperson for the command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the recovery in a statement yesterday.
  


The statement reads: “The Kwara Police Command wishes to inform the good people of Kwara State about the recovery of the dead body of one Olujala Adegboja ‘m’ aged 56, who was kidnapped on the 19/11/2021 at Olla town in Isin Local Council of Kwara State.
 
“The command wishes to express her condolences to the people of Olla in particular and Kwara State in general and to state that every available human and material resources to the command was deployed in the effort to get the deceased rescued alive, but unfortunately, the reverse was the case, as he died as a result of severe injuries to his left hand inflicted on him by the kidnappers in the struggle to subdue him.
 
“ Information received from a team of vigilante and local hunters co-opted into the search for the victim is to the effect that his dead body has been found deep inside the bush, and has been handed over to the family by the police, because of the decomposing condition of the body.
 

“Effort is still ongoing to arrest the culprits as we believe some of the criminals must have suffered gunshot injuries in the course of exchange of gunfire with our men.

“The Commissioner of Police Kwara State Command, Tuesday Assayomo, once again commiserate with the family of the deceased and further assures the people of Kwara State that the Command will not relent in her  effort to see that criminality of any nature and shape are brought to a minimal level before, during and after the yuletide period in the state.”