Mrs Funmilayo Osalusi, the widow of a former Surveyor-General of Ekiti State, who was kidnapped in Ado Ekiti last week Saturday, has been released by her abductors after five days.
According to reports, she was tricked out of her gate at about 8.30 pm by gunmen before whisking her away.
A family source disclosed that she was released on Thursday evening and that she back home and doing fine. The family member was however silent on whether was paid to secure her release.
The spokesman of the Ekiti State Police Command, Sunday Abutu, while confirming the development on Friday, said she was released Thursday night.
“The woman has reunited with her family. She was released following efforts made by the combined forces of the police, Amotekun Corps, local hunters, and Vigillante Group of Nigeria in trailing the criminal elements to their hideouts.
“The police and other security outfits upon hearing that the woman was kidnapped, started combing the surrounding forests day and night. We are happy that we got a fruitful result and the woman had been released unhurt,” he said.