Ekiti: Kidnapped Chinese expatriate released, after N100 million ransom payment.

By Simdi Gloria:-

The Kidnapped Chinese expatriate working with the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company of Nigeria Ltd handling the construction of the new Ado-Iyin road, Ekiti State has regained his freedom.

Gunmen abducted the Chinese expatriate when he visited the road project site to assess the level of works leading to the death of a policeman guarding him.

A source close to the road construction company said the abductee was released by his captors around 11 pm on Tuesday after the payment of N100 million ransom.

The source further mentioned that the ransom was collected in Kwara state, and the expatriate was released around Ilawe-Igede road in Ekiti state.

“The N100 million was taken to a bush in Kwara state where the kidnappers collected and confirmed it before the man was released at a very difficult location along Igede-Ilawe road in Ekiti state.

Sunday Abutu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ekiti state confirmed the release but declined to comment on whether or not any ransom was paid to secure the release.

He claimed, however, that the release was made possible after a serious manhunt for the kidnappers was launched by a combined team of security operatives.

“Yes, he was released after a serious manhunt and pressure from the security operatives around Ilawe-Igede at about 11:30 pm on Tuesday,” he said.

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