The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, deployed two police helicoptersÂ on Saturday to search for the kidnappedÂ former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, who was abducted by armed men on Sawonjo/Imasayi Road, in Ogun State last WednesdayÂ on her way homeÂ from her farm in Igbogila.
In a statement released by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, he said the helicopters had been patrolling variousÂ suspected kidnappersâ€™ hideouts in the state with search parties since Saturday.
He said members of the search partiesÂ are the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command Lagos, AIG Bala Hassan, Commissioner of Police Ogun State, CP Abdulmajid Ali, Commander 35 Artillery Brigade, Brig.Gen. S Danwalis, Director, Department of State Security, Ogun State, and Mr. Kabir Sanni, and some other people.
â€œThe Ogun State Police Commissioner, who spoke on behalf of the team, assured that the kidnapped former Senator will soon be rescued unhurt and culprits apprehended as every officer of the command and members of the search team had been having restless nights since the day of the incident,â€ he said.
According to the Senatorâ€™s youngerÂ brother, Kola Popoola, the kidnappers havenâ€™t contacted the family yet for any ransom or anything.