Kidnap: Osun speaker’s wife recuperating

Kidnap: Osun speaker’s wife recuperating

Wife of the Speaker Osun state House of Assembly, Mrs Muibat Salaam who regained her freedom on Saturday after being kidnapped for four days is now recuperating at a private hospital in Osogbo the state capital.

Mrs Salaam was taken straight to the hospital after she was freed from the grips of her abductors because of the psychological trauma and pains she experienced while the kidnap lasted.

Salaam who was kidnapped in Ejigbo, Osun state last Tuesday, regained her freedom on Saturday when some vigilante men in Ilaro, Ogun state arrested some of her abductors and handed them over to the police.

It was learnt that she is also being treated for dehydration as she was said to have refused to eat throughout her stay with her abductors for fear of being poisoned.

She told family sources that her abductors offered her bread and La Casera drink which she turned down; she also said she was not physically tortured.

“We thank God that she is alive. She has experienced shock and psychological trauma and she was looking weak and dehydrated when she was brought to Osogbo and the family decided to take her straight to the hospital for medical treatment. Apart from that, she is okay as she was not subjected to any physical torture while her ordeal lasted,” a family member who does not want to be named said.

Meanwhile, the state government has charged the people of the state to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement or activities to security agencies in order to ensure the sustenance of existing peace in the state.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Sunday Akere who gave the advice in a statement issued yesterday in Osogbo, also commended the police and other security outfit that contributed to the release of the wife of the Speaker from her abductors.

Akere who congratulated the Speaker, Rt. Hon Mojeed Salaam on the release of his wife, also gave the assurance that the state government would continue to accord necessary priority to the security of lives and property in the state.