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Chinese engineer who was abducted in Ekiti by unknown gunmen, got released

by Mustapha Olamide
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It could be recalled that oyogist.com earlier reported that a Chinese engineer abducted by unknown gunmen in Ekiti. So, the Chinese expatriatehas regained freedom, after payment of N100m ransom.

The Chinese, simply identified as Wang, was one among the Engineers handling the dualisation of the new Ado-Iyin road.

He was abducted last Friday evening at the location by gunmen who also killed a policeman attached to him.

He was released by his abductors after five days in captivity.

A source on the brink of the construction company said the abductee was released around 11 pm on Tuesday after payment of N100 million ransom.

He explained while the ransom was collected at an area in Kwara state, the expatriate was released around Ilawe-Igede road in Ekiti state.

According to him, “The Chinese was released very late yesterday (Tuesday) after payment of ransom to the abductors .

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“The N100 million was taken to a bush in Kwara state where the abductors collected and confirmed it before the person was released here at a really difficult location along Igede-Ilawe road.”

But when contacted, the Police PR Officer (PPRO) in Ekiti state ASP Sunday Abutu confirmed the discharge of the Chinese expatriate but denied any payment of ransom.

He revealed that the discharge was made possible after a significant manhunt launched on the abductors by security operatives.

“Yes, he was released after a significant manhunt and pressure from the safety operatives around Ilawe-Igede at about 11:30 pm yesterday (Tuesday).”

He assured residents that the command would still do everything possible to keep off all criminal elements from the state and ensure maximum security of lives and property.

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