Former deputy governor of Nasarawa state, Prof Onje Gye-Wado, who was kidnapped on Friday have regained his freedom.
A former chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Dogo Shammah, also former commissioner of Information, confirmed the release of Prof. Onje Gye-Wado vis a text he sent to the official NUJ WhatsApp handle about 10:06pm On Monday said ” To God be the Glory Prof Onje, is finally released from the hands of kidnappers.just now”
Gye-Wado was reportly released by his abductors after collecting about N4m naira ransom from family members.
The abductors had demanded N70m and after long negotiation, about N40 was allegedly paid before his release about 10:06pm Sunday night.
The professor of law, was kidnapped Friday morning night at his village in Rinza, few kilometers away from Wamba, the headquarters of Wamba local government area of the state.
” They collected the ransom near Mada Hills Secondary School in Akwanga, with 200 naira recharge card, then he was released near Angwan chiyawa, close to those hills between Akwanga and Nasarawa Eggon” a family source said.
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