Kidnappers free Ekiti chief, 2 others

NNPC report

A traditional Chief in Ijan-Ekiti in Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Chief Emmanuel Obafemi, and two other kidnapped cocoa merchants have been freed by kidnappers after paying a cumulative sum of N4 million as ransom.

They were said to have been released along Ikere Road around 3:00 a.m. yesterday and had been reunited with their families.

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 picked up on Saturday along Ijan-Ise Road. A family source confided in reporters in Ado-Ekiti yesterday that Obafemi paid the sum of N2 million before being let off the hook.