The woman kidnapped alongside the Ekiti State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Folorunso Olabode, on Sunday evening along Isan-Iludun road by unknown gunmen has been released.
Recall that the commissioner was abducted on Sunday and a councillor at Ilejemeje local government was shot dead at the scene by the bandits.
The kidnappers contacted the commissioner’s family and requested N30 million ransom, which was later reduced to N15 million, after negotiations.
The development was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Ekiti State Police Command, Sunday Abutu while speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Friday.
He revealed that the woman was freed on Thursday night by the abductors, he further revealed that she was released in a forest somewhere in Kwara State.
“The only information at our disposal, for now, is that the woman that was kidnapped with the Commissioner has been released.”
“She was released inside one forest somewhere in Kwara State and she was said to have found her way to the main road where she was helped.”
“As of now, the Commissioner is still with the kidnappers while the police and other security agencies are doing their best to bring him home safe and sound”.