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Abducted Ekiti Commissioner Regains Freedom

Ekiti State Commissioner for Agriculture, Olabode Folorunso, who was abducted by unknown gunmen last week, has regained his freedom from abductors.

This was confirmed in a statement signed by Ekiti State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Aare Muyiwa Olumilua, provided to Campus Reporter on Monday. 

CAMPUS REPORTER earlier reported that unidentified gunmen attacked and kidnapped the Ekiti State Commissioner while he travelled to his hometown in Iye-Ekiti.

The suspected abductors demanded N30 million as a ransom for his release.

According to the statement, he was released a few hours ago, unhurt, and has since rejoined his family.

Mr Olumilua said the Government is grateful for the concern shown by members of the public during his period of incarceration. Similarly, Ekiti State Government appreciates efforts by the security agencies in securing his release, as well as ensuring the security of lives and property within the State.

The Government also expressed sympathy with the family of the late Councillor, Mr Olatunji Omotosho, who was killed by the gunmen during the abduction on April 26th, 2020.

The State Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi, who is billed to receive Chief Olabode later today, confirms the State Government’s efforts to do everything possible to rid the State of criminal elements. He urges the citizens of the State to remain vigilant and report any suspicious movements and activities to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, or call the State emergency lines. 

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