A traditional chief in Ijan Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Chief Emmanuel Obafemi, and two other kidnapped cocoa merchants have been freed by kidnappers after paying N4 million as ransom.
Information gathered revealed that they were released along Ikere road around 3 am on Wednesday and had been reunited with their families.
Obafemi was kidnapped on his farm located along Ado-Ijan road on Thursday while the two cocoa merchants, who are residents of a farmstead called Ilupeju-Ijan, were picked up on Saturday along Ijan-Ise road.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the release of the victims.
He, however, said they were released following the hard work of the combined forces of police, Amotekun corps and local hunters.