Ede, Nigeria – Two farmers who were kidnapped last Wednesday along the Ede/Ileoogbo road in the Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State have been released.
The development on the release was on Wednesday 18th January 2023 confirmed by the Osun State Police Command, spokesperson Yemisi Opalola.
Going by the information at hand, it was gathered that the two farmers who were kidnapped a week ago while returning from the farm were released by their abductors after making a payment of N6 million as ransom.
The abductors of the farmers identified as Samuel Oyedotun and Tobiloba Fashola were reported to have demanded an initial ransom of N25 million.
The kidnappers later agreed to collect N6 million which was delivered to them in the border community between Kogi and Kwara State.
It was gathered that the three relatives, including the elder brother of Samuel and one of the kidnapped farmers identified as Sunday, were detained after they delivered the ransom to the kidnapper and a fresh N24 million was demanded their release as well.
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A family source confirmed to The Nation on Wednesday morning that Samuel and Tobiloba with one of their relatives who went to deliver ransom in Kogi State have been released.