family source close to the three victims of kidnappers in Ode-Omi, Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun state has disclosed how the victims’ release from their captors was secured.
According to Punch, the source on Monday said that the kidnappers collected a sum of N3.5m, a carton of Schnapps, 30 litres of palm oil and 10 tubers of yam before the victims were released.
“The kidnappers collected N3.5m, carton of schnapps, 30 litres of palm oil, 10 tubers of yam and a five-litre keg of vegetable oil,” the paper quoted the source as saying.
The Police in the state had last Friday said they had rescued the son of the Chief Imam of Ode-Omi, Abdulazeez Sanni and two others – Adams Bamidele and Jelili Adams – who were abducted last Sunday.
The trio were reportedly kidnapped on the eve of the Eid-el-Adha in Ode-Omi, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun states.
Reacting to the victims’ release, the state Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, had said no ransom was paid.
The state command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, also said the Police was not aware of payment of any ransom.
“The victims were rescued by policemen of this command. We are not aware of any ransom,” Oyeyemi stated.