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Abductors of two clerics at Ayetoro in Yewa-North local government area of Ogun state,have freed their captors after collecting N2.2 million as ransom.
The kidnappers who demanded N15 million ransom.aftet abducting the clerics in the front of their house shortly after arriving from a public lecture, later agreed to collect N2.2million .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the kidnappers took the ransom from the family despite the efforts of the police to arrest them .
PLATFORM TIMES had reported that the kidnappers numbering about four had taken their time to eat a prepared food before they took away Hussein AbdulJelil and his friend, Ilyas Muhammed Jamiu on Saturday around 10:pm .
Confirming their release , the elder brother to one of the victims, Hussein Ibrahim said the family and friends contributed the ransom and handed over it to the hoodlums to secure the release of the clerics .
He said “They have been released today after we gave them N2.2 million as ransom.
They initially insisted on N15 million saying they were two people ,but, at the end they agreed to collect N2. 2 million from us.”
When contacted for reaction the Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,Abimbola Oyeyemi said he had not been briefed about the latest development .
He promised to confirm and get back to the reporter .
He had not got back to our reporter as if the time of filing this report .
Ibrahim narrated that the kidnappers seized the phones of the occupants of the house , went to the kitchen, ate their food that the clerics’ wife had prepared earlier for the victims with all the meats in the soup.
Ibrahim said:”It happened around 10 pm when they (the clerics) were alighting from the Toyota Highlander which my brother had just bought two months’ ago.
“The kidnappers were five and when they came, they had .laid ambush somewhere in the dark and were able to capture them immediately.
“After they took them , they marched them inside, seized our phones, went to the kitchen took the Eba and pot of soup, ate the food and all the meats in the soup before taking them away.”
When asked why the occupants did not resist them, Ibrahim said the kidnappers were armed with dangerous weapons.
He however said the kidnappers had contacted the family and demanded N15 million as ransom .
The victim’s brother disclosed that at the time of filing this report that the Police were aware of the situation.
When contacted , the Police Public Relations Officer in the state , DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident .
Oyeyemi said the police and other security agencies including the local hunters have begun combing the bush in the area.
He said “Yes, we are aware . Our men have been there with others including local hunters combing the bush .
“We will get them . We have got others in Ijebu-Ode and other areas in the state . We will get them and deal with them .”