Kidnapped Ekiti APC chieftain, two others regain freedom after payment of ransom

The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Ebenezer Busuyi, who was Kidnapped last week Thursday has regained his freedom after payment of ransom.

Busuyi, who is also the Supervisor for Agriculture, in Ekiti West local government area of the state, alongside two other persons were kidnapped, on Thursday, evening along the Ilawe-Erinjiyan Ekiti road by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.

Recall the kidnappers had demanded N15 million as ransom to release the victims but family sources confirmed, on Monday, that they were released on Sunday night with N6 million allegedly paid as ransom for the three victims.

It was gathered that the victims were released by the gunmen along the Ilawe-Erinjiyan Ekiti road where they were abducted.

One of the sources said, “You know the three of them were Kidnapped on Thursday night and we thank God they were released on Sunday night after payment of N6 million as ransom. They have released almost the same area they were Kidnapped.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) ASP Sunday Abutu who confirmed the release, said he was not aware of the ransom paid by the family.

He said, “I can confirm to you that the three victims have been released and reunited with their families. I am not aware of any ransom.”

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