The 20-year-old daughter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) councillorship candidate, Bode Adeosun, identified as Bukola, who was abducted by suspected gunmen has reportedly been released.
Bukola regained her freedom after she was dumped by her abductors around 12:30am on Friday in Danmegoro Street in Mushin.
It was gathered that she was found blindfolded, with her hands and legs tied, and was said to be unconscious after her release.
According to report, no ransom was paid for her release, but she was released following her father’s willingness to back out of the councillorship race, which was the condition given by the kidnappers to free the victim.
Adeosun, who described the incident as “unforgettable experience”, stated that his daughter was subjected to physical and psychological torture because of politics.
He wondered why his family would be made to go through trauma for what he called “inconsequential political position.
“My daughter’s abductors were in constant communication with me since the day she was kidnapped. They demanded I should withdraw from the political race if I wanted my daughter back alive. I agreed with their terms and condition, because I did not want any arm to befall the innocent girl,” he said.
He added that: “Since I am not in the position to announce my withdrawal from the race, the APC chairman in Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye LCDA did during the APC state rally held on Thursday for all party candidates in all local councils. I assumed informant of my daughter’s abductors attended the rally.”
“When they heard the announcement from the APC chairman in our council, they called me around 7pm to come to Ifo area of Ogun State to pick up my daughter. I pleaded with them to bring her back to the spot she was kidnapped. They hung up and called back around 12am. They said I should pick my daughter up in Danmegoro Street in Mushin. We found her blindfolded and tied with chain. She was almost passing out,” he further stated.
When asked if he will still go ahead to contest for the councillorship office, Adeosun said his priority was to ensure his daughter overcome the trauma she was subjected to, adding that he would not trade off his family members’ freedom for politics.
However, Bukola, whose 20th birthday is today is receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.