by Isi Esene
The Oyo State police command says it has arrested a couple, Ruth Yemisi and Matthew Adubi Adekiya, in connection with the kidnap of Titilayo Oluwole Rotimi, the wife of the former governor of the old Western Region, Brig. Gen. Oluwole Rotimi (rtd).
Titilayo was kidnapped by a four-man gang within her company premises-OAK Enterprises, Ibadan on December 10.
She was later released by her captors and reunited with her family. Sources say she has since left the country.
The detained couple are currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Iyaganku, Ibadan.
According to the police public relations officer, DSP Ayodeji Lanade, “The suspects are still being investigated. Like I told you, I have been to the Iyaganku division, and I have confirmed that they were being investigated. If after investigation, they are found not to be culpable, they will simply be released.
“We had said it that irrespective of the fact that the abducted woman had been released, our investigations still continue. The Police Commissioner had said it that anyone found not connected with the crime would be released after interrogation”.
The female suspect, Ruth Yemisi Adekiya, was reported to have been living with Mrs. Rotimi.
Investigations are still ongoing into the case.