Two lovers who were abducted along Ilasa-Ekiti-Ayebode Road, in Ekiti East Local Government Area while returning to their base after purchasing some items for their wedding, have just been released.
They were freed on their wedding eve after being kidnapped on Sunday September 19, 2021.
The couple who scheduled Friday, September 24 for their engagement and Saturday, September 25 for their wedding, were freed in a bush around Ayedun area of Ekiti State on Thursday evening after payment of ransom.
A source told Punch that the couple were devastated upon returning from the kidnappers’ den. The wedding has also been postponed.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu also confirmed the release of the two lovers.
“Yes, they have been released. The release came after efforts from the Police, the military, Amotekun, vigilante group and local hunters.
“Immediately we got the report that they were kidnapped, the Police Commissioner, Tunde Mobayo, mobilised our men and officers to the surrounding forests,” adding that the security agents were working in conjunction with Amotekun Corps, local hunters and vigilante group combing the forests to free the victims.”
The police spokesperson also revealed that three suspects have been arrested in connection to the incident. They are being detained at the Police headquarters in Ado Ekiti and would be arraigned as soon as the investigation is concluded.