Kwara Police Confirms Release of Former governor’s wife Abducted By Suspected Kidnappers In Kwara

The Kwara State Police Command has confirmed the release of Wife

Wife of Colonel Theophilus Bamigboye retired, former Military Administrator of Bauchi and Osun state, Mrs Jumoke Bamigboye who was who was abducted by suspected kidnappers on Saturday in Oko Olowo area, Ilorin in Ilorin South local government area of Kwara state.

Police Public Relations officer (PPRO), SP Ajayi Okasanmi who confirmed the release said that she was released by the Kidnappers last night

He said that 3 suspects had been arrested in connection with the kidnap of Mrs Bamigboye who is a Magistrate in Kwara state Judiciary.

Okasanmi was however silent on whether any ransom was paid to the kidnappers before she was released.

He said, “Yes, she has been released
3 suspects were arrested and effort to get the remaining suspects underway please.”

Bamigboye, a judicial officer in Kwara state and a member of Rotary Club International was reportedly kidnapped by some gunmen on her way from the farm on Saturday.

It was gathered that she was returning from her farm in Oko Olowo where she went to supervise Gari processing which was to be supplied to some customers.

The kidnappers who later got in contact with her family were said to have demanded for a ransom of N100million before her release which was later negotiated downward to N50million as at Monday evening.

Meanwhile, Colonel Bamigboye who confirmed the abduction to journalist on Monday night before her release said that she was kidnapped by gunmen at Oko-Olowo while returning from the farm on Saturday.

“She was returning from the farm on Saturday evening when gunmen waylaid and forced her out of the Car. They took her away to an unknown destination. They later got in contact and demanded for ransom to be paid before her release”, he said.

Bamigboye said that efforts was on top gear to secure her release.

However, while confirming her release on Tuesday, Bamigboye said that she was released on Monday night but not after the payment of ransom which he was silent upon.

“She was set free and released last night, we thank God for her safety but not without payment of ransom.”

Bamigboye said that his wife had been taken to the hospital for medical attention after her release from the den of the kidnappers.