The Oyo State Police Command says it has recovered the vehicle used to kidnap the son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole.
Dayo Adewole was abducted by unknown gunmen on Tuesday evening at his farm located at Iroko, a suburb of Ibadan, the state capital.
Spokesperson of the state police command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said the command is working to ensure the release of the victim.
“We have recovered the vehicle which was used by the hoodlums to kidnap the victim.”
“The report was sent to me that he was kidnapped about 6.30 pm on Tuesday.
“The Area commander in Moniya and other patrol teams had been alerted and are presently giving the armed men a hot chase.
“We are on their trail as I speak with you and more deployments have been made to rescue the guy and track down the abductors.
“The Area Commander went to Iroko and with our men, they chased the hoodlums and the vehicle which was used has been recovered.
“So, I can tell you that the command is seriously working hard to ensure his release.
“I can assure you that we are working to ensure that the victim is released.”
Kidnapping for ransom has become rampant in many parts of Nigeria in the past few months, though the kidnappers are yet to make any demand for ransom.