28 April 2016
A former Minister of state for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo was on Wednesday kidnapped alongside her security aide along Igbogila road in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun state by armed men.
Iyabo Anisulowo who served as Senator between 2003 and 2007 represented Ogun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly. She was reportedly abducted while she was returning from her farm.
The former Senator celebrated her 70th birthday some weeks back in Ilaro, the headquarters of Yewaland and there were speculations she is nursing governorship ambition for 2019.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident saying that she was kidnapped in the evening by armed men.
He said, “yes we have the report that the senator was kidnapped this evening by some armed men. The State commissioner of police, CP Abdulmajid Ali, has dispatched teams to the area, Ilaro, for the rescue operation. We want to assure the public, particularly her relations and those concerned that we will rescue her unhurt soon and the perpetrators will be apprehended.
“We have embarked on a scientific investigation on the kidnap case. And we are optimistic that the Senator will be rescued very soon.”