Ado Ekiti – Chief Emmanuel Obafemi, a traditional ruler in Ijan Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, and two other kidnapped cocoa merchants have been freed.
The kidnappers released them after paying N4 million ransom.
They were released along Ikere road around 3 am on Wednesday and had been returned to their families.
Daily Trust confirmed that Obafemi was abducted on his farm located along Ado-Ijan road on Thursday while the two cocoa merchants, who are residents of a farmstead called Ilupeju-Ijan, were picked up on Saturday along Ijan-Ise road.
Sunday Abutu, The Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti, announced the release of the victims by their captives.
He said they were released following the hard work of the combined forces of police, Amotekun corps , and local hunters.