Oyedokun Oyeniyi, owner of Agbo Hotel in Ogbomoso, Oyo State; his wife, Busayo, and seven others including their children that were kidnapped on Saturday have been released by their abductors.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victims were released on Tuesday after payment of an undisclosed amount as ransom.
DSP Adewale Osifeso, the police command’s spokesperson, confirmed the release of the abductees.
“Yes, they have been released,” he was quoted as saying.
Osifeso, however, did not confirm whether ransom was paid before the release of the victims.
Kidnappers had stormed the hotel at about 10:00pm on April 24, pretending to be lodgers and shot sporadically into the air before whisking the victims away.
The kidnappers had demanded N32 million ransom for the release of the abductees.