By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
The general secretary of Christs’ School, Ado-Ekiti, Mr Rufus Oladele, who was reportedly kidnapped on Friday along Aramoko – Efon Road in Ekiti State has been set free after four days in the kidnappers’ den.
However,the twin, Kehinde Oseni, who was abducted on the same route on Saturday is still in the den of kidnappers.
The kidnappers had, when they contacted families of their victims, requested N6 million as ransom before they could release the twin, while they put N10million ransom on Oladele.
Sources said N5million ransom was paid to the kidnappers before the release of the Erinjiyan Ekiti indigene.
According to sources, the amount was contributed by some members of the alumni, relations and well-meaning members of his community in a bid to get him released.
The traditional ruler of the victim’s community, Oba Adegoroye Omoseebi,who expressed joy that his subject regained freedom for the kidnappers, said well-meaning members of the community swung into action through networking immediately information got to them that Oladele was kidnapped.
The monarch said: “I as well as Erinjiyan is happy that he is released. But the security agencies and the state government have to do something to curb this incessant kidnappings in the state ugently”.
Meanwhile,the Spokesman for the police in Ekiti State, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, who confirmed release of the old student, said: “Through the Intensive effort of the Command operatives, Oladele Rufus (male) has been released by the kidnappers.
“However, the Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command, Mr Asuquo Amba, wishes to use this medium to inform the people of Ekiti State that the command is working assiduously towards securing the release of the remaining kidnapped victim, Kehinde Oseni (male),” the PPRO stated.
Ikechukwu said: “The Command has emplaced watertight security at all strategic area in order to curb, arrest criminals and kidnappers within the State. All the Divisional Police Officers have been warned to beef up adequate security within their area of responsibilities”.
He urged members of the public to co-operate with the police to be security conscious, vigilant and report any untoward incidence and go about their lawful businesses.