Eyimba FC Midfielder, Dayo Oyo, Benjamin lluyomade Regain Freedom

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Enyimba Football midfielder Ekundayo Ojo  and Benjamein Iluyomade abducted by s been abducted by gunmen along the Benin-Owo expressway have regain their  freedom

The incident occurred on Sunday, March 22 as the player journeyed to Akure to observe a break following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League amid concerns over the global pandemic, Covid-19.

According to the club, the footballers were released on Wednesday night following combined efforts of Enyimba Football Club and families of the players.

“It would be recalled that the footballers were kidnapped along the Benin-Owo expressway as they journeyed to Akure following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League amid concerns over the global pandemic, Covid-19.

“The players have since reunited with their families.”

Ojo was in the company of Enyimba teammate Emmanuel James, as well as Benjamin lluyomade, a professional footballer. While James also escaped the attack, lluyomade was captured

alongside Ojo. Enyimba FC has since maintained close contact with Ojo’s family, as efforts are already in place to ensure the player’s release from his abductors.

At this time, and considering the sensitivity of the incident, Enyimba Football Club wishes to call on members of the media to refrain from reports or speculations capable of jeopardising the player’s safety.

Ojo’s family also wishes to appeal for privacy while enjoining the general public to pray for the safety and freedom of the player.

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