Victor Olabimtan, the former Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, who was abducted last week on Sunday, has been set free according to sources speaking with SaharaReporters.
Mr. Olambitan, who was abducted by fake military officers at a checkpoint near Kwale road while on his way to Abuja, regained freedom at about 9:50pm on Wednesday.
A source that spoke in confidence to a SaharaReporters correspondent in Akure, disclosed that the kidnappers released Mr. Olabimtan after his family had paid a ransom.
The source added that the former Speaker was immediately rushed to a private hospital in Abuja where he is currently receiving treatment.
"[Mr.] Olabimtan has been released. He was set free at about 9:50pm today. I can confirm to you that a ransom was paid but I can't state exactly how much was given to the kidnappers,” the source stated.
"As am speaking to you, the former speaker is recuperating at a private ward of a hospital in Abuja. The doctor has already prescribed drugs for him and hopefully he will soon reunited with his family members and political associates," the source said.