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Kidnapped OOU Female Students Regain Freedom

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The two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye abducted by gunmen have regained their freedom.

Police authorities in Ogun State confirmed their release on Tuesday night.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, noted that the students, identified as Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola, returned unhurt.

He said the victims who have spent two nights in the custody of their abductors would be reunited with their families thereafter.

Asked if any money was paid to secure their release, the command’s spokesman stated that no ransom was paid, to the best of his knowledge.

Precious is said to be a student of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, while Abiola is of the department of Agricultural Economics at OOU.

Recall that the students were kidnapped by armed men on Sunday night while returning to their hall of residence located in the Olowu area in Ayetoro Campus of the institution in Yewa North Local Government Area.

The abductors were said to have contacted the parents of the students and demanded a sum of N50 million for their release.

While the police did not confirm the arrest of the abductors, they insisted that no ransom was paid to secure the release of the student.