BEVERLY HILLS, April 13, (THEWILL) – The Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the release of a doctor and a nurse abducted on April 7.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the health workers regained freedom in the early hours of Tuesday.
The doctor and nurse were identified as Oladunni Odetola and Mrs. Bamgbose respectively.
Adetola, who is the head of General Hospital, Imeko, Imeko-Afon Local Government Area, alongside Nurse Bamgbose were kidnapped on Wednesday last week on Abeokuta-Imeko road.
It was gathered that the gunmen had emerged from the bush at Olubo village and whisked away their victims.
Their abductors subsequently demanded ₦20 million as ransom, a development which allegedly led to fundraising among the health workers in the state in order to secure the release of their colleagues.
However, Oyeyemi could not confirm if the family members of the victims paid ransom to secure the release of the two health workers.
Also confirming their release, the State Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association, Ogunlaja Oladayo, said, “They have been released early this morning.”
When asked if ransom was paid, Oladayo responded, “I don’t have any information on that.”
THEWILL reported that nurses and Midwives in Ogun State announced the withdrawal of services in protest against the abduction of their colleagues and insecurity in the state.
The no-work protest takes effect from 12 midnight on Tuesday.