Abducted Lagos landlords regain freedom, ‘No ransom was paid’ -CSO, Mike Adefowora


Relief has finally come the way of the recently kidnapped landlords of Oshorun Estate, Isheri North, a border community between Lagos and Ogun State as their abductors have released them on Thursday, September 22, 2016, hale and hearty.

Findings by reveal that the victims who have been in captivity of their abductors since Saturday, September 17, 2016, were reunited with their families around 11 pm on Thursday, September 22, 2016, through the joint efforts of the men of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and the community leaders.

Confirming the development, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) who also doubles as the community spokesperson, Michael Adefowora expressed gratitude to God, the state government and everybody that stood with the families of the victims and the entire residents of the area throughout the trying period. He, however, denied payment of any ransom by the community or families of the victims to secure their release.

“Yes, I am confirming to you that the abducted landlords, Kennedy Ucheagwu, Dr. Omololu Bello and Esang have regained their freedom. We’re happy now. We’re equally grateful to God and everybody that stood by us throughout the period.”

On whether a ransom was paid as being bandled, he reacted, “There’s nothing like that. We give God the glory. Nobody paid anything. It’s God that did it. If anybody had told you the families paid a dime, it’s just a rumour. We thank God for everything.”

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, the three landlords and another victim, Olalere were kidnapped in front of Lekki Garden Estate gate, one of the estates in Isheri North, by unidentified gunmen while observing their early morning routine exercises.

Since, the whole community has been thrown into serious apprehension and fear enveloped the whole area even as at Thursday, September 22, 2016, when our reporter visited the scene of the incident and some other places within the vicinity.

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