Abducted Chinese Kidnappers Expatriate Regains Freedom After Alleged Payment Of N100m Ransom

LAGOS DECEMBER 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-After five days in captivity, a Chinese expatriate kidnapped in Ekiti State last week Friday has regained his freedom.

The expatriate who is handling the construction of the new Ado-Iyin road was abducted on Friday evening at the site by gunmen who also killed a policeman attached to him.

While the Chinese was abducted, another staff of the company was said to have sustained gunshots injuries.

A source close to the road construction company told Tribune Online, on Wednesday, that the abductee was released around 11 pm on Tuesday after payment of N100 million ransom.

He explained while the ransom was collected at a place in Kwara State, the expatriate was released around Ilawe-Igede road in Ekiti State.

According to him, “The Chinese was released very late on Tuesday after payment of ransom to the kidnappers.

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

But when contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) in Ekiti state ASP Sunday Abutu confirmed the release of the Chinese expatriate but denied any payment of ransom.

He revealed that the release was made possible after a serious manhunt launched on the kidnappers by 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 assured residents that the command would continue to do everything possible to ward off all criminal elements from the state and ensure maximum security of lives and property.

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Kidnappers release Chinese expatriate after allegedly paying N100 million ransom in Ekiti

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