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Kidnapped Ekiti chief and others regain freedom

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Emmanuel Obafemi, a traditional Chief in Ijan-Ekiti in Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State and the two other cocoa merchants he was kidnapped with, have been freed.

 

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While Obafemi was abducted on his farm located along Ado-Ijan Road last Thursday and taken to an unknown destination, the two cocoa merchants who are residents of a farmstead called Ilupeju-Ijan, were kidnapped on Saturday December 25 along Ijan-Ise Road.

The trio were freed after paying a cumulative sum of N4 million as ransom. They were released along Ikere Road around 3:00 a.m. yesterday December 29, and have been reunited with their families.

 

A family source told The Nation that Obafemi paid the sum of N2 million before being released.

 

The source said;

 

“I confirm to you that Chief Obafemi paid N2 million while the two other cocoa merchants paid another N2 million before they were released around 3:00 a.m. yesterday.”

 

Police spokesperson in the state, Sunday Abutu confirmed their release and also disclosed that they’ve since been reunited with their families.

 

Abutu said;

 

“They were released around 3:00 this morning. They are now with their families safe and sound.

“But let me say that the release was as a result of the hard work put up by the combined forces of police, Amotekun Corps and local hunters, who combed the forests in search of the abductees.”

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Frank Oteng known professionally as Ghlagatin is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.He is the founder of Ghlagatin.net, an entertainment website. He graduated from Accra Technical University, ATU with a National High Diploma in Interior Design.

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