Ajanaku Osolaja was abducted by armed men while traveling on Owo-Benin Road on Thursday.
An Ondo State civil servant who was kidnapped last week has been freed, SaharaReporters has learned.
Ajanaku Osolaja was abducted by armed men while traveling on Owo-Benin Road on Thursday. He was on his way to Edo State to pick up his child for the Christmas and New Year break.
A source who confirmed the news in a message forwarded to our reporter disclosed that Mr. Osolaja was released on Saturday night.
“Mr. Ajanaku Osolaja has now regained his freedom after three days inside the den of the kidnappers,” he said.
The source, however, could not ascertain if any ransom was paid for the release of the civil servant.
He explained that Mr. Osolaja was reunited with the members of his family shortly after he was released.
A police source also confirmed the news when contacted by SaharaReporters on Sunday afternoon.
The police source, who pleaded not to be named, said the vehicle of the victim had earlier been recovered on Isua Akoko Road.
“His family members have called us (police) and said that he has been freed and we have already taken a record of that in the station," he said.
He was released following a manhunt launched by the Ondo State police.
The victim is an employee of the Ondo State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development and formerly served as a coordinator of the Task Force on Environment at the same ministry.
All efforts by SaharaReporters to contact Mr. Osolaja proved abortive as his telephone lines had been switched off.