Samuel Oladotun and Fashola Tobiloba, two members of Baptist Church who had been abducted by unknown gunmen along Oke Osun Area, Ileogbo in Osun State on Wednesday, 11 January while returning from their farms have been released.
According to anonymous sources, they were released alongside one other person
reported to be a driver, late Tuesday evening, January 17, after a sum of N6 million
ransom was paid to the abductors.
But the elder brother of one of the victims and a community leader that also went along with the team that took the ransom to a community in Kwara state were still held by the abductors.
According to The PUNCH news reporters, three people sent to deliver the ransom to the abductors on Monday, January 16 were still being held by the gunmen after collecting the money. This was as the perpetrators had made a fresh demand of N24 million before all the five people in their custody would be released.
Details of how the farmers had been released are yet unclear at the time of filing this report but the Osun Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, has confirmed their release.
“They have been released. We will brief you later. Thanks,” Opalola had stated tersely.