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Wedding guests abducted in Ogun regain freedom after N7.5m payment


After spending two days in the den of their captors, the four wedding guests abducted on Sunday, January 16, around the Isara area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, have regained their freedom.

The PUNCH reported that the victims paid a ransom of N7.5million against the initial N60million the hoodlums demanded from the victims to secure their freedom on Tuesday.

Reports revealed that the assailants who were dressed in army uniform took advantage of their victims when the boys conveying them from a wedding they attended in Ibadan, Oyo State, broke down en route to Lagos State.

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One of the released victims, Folahan Akinsola said, “We were unable to get the whole ransom they demanded, but we had to face them with what we gathered. We ended up paying N7.5m and they were released around 1am today (Tuesday).

“I didn’t follow them to give the kidnappers the money at the location they chose because I was advised that my face was all over social media. After they got the money, they released my friends.

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“We already got back to the Divisional Police Officer in Isara to brief him. We also collected our car, but the faulty Toyota Corolla is still there.

“A friend of mine told me that some people we don’t know are taking advantage of my friends’ situation to post some account numbers to get money.

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“We were the ones who raised the money alongside the company my friends work for, among others.”