Senator Ayo Arise, who was kidnapped last Sunday has been released by his abductors
It was reported that the Oye Ekiti born politicians was freed on Thursday evening
Though the details of how he was released and his ordeal in the hands of the kidnappers is still sketchy as at this time but a family source told our reporter that he is back
Shortly after he was kidnapped on Sunday the abductors contacted the family demanding for N80million Naira and later the ransom was reduced to N50m but it cannot be ascertain if they pay any money to the kidnappers
However, the President of Oye Progressives Union which is the umbrella association of the indigenes of Oye, Mr. Akin Omole, confirmed the release of the All Progressives Congress chieftain.
“Yes, I’ve heard from him and he told us that he has regained his freedom. We are immensely grateful to God Almighty and to every one who acted one way or the other for his release,” he said in a telephone chat with newsmen.
Omole added, “Oye Ekiti is highly grateful and we are saying thank you. OPU on behalf of the Oye Ekiti community is grateful to everyone who contributed in several ways towards ensuring that our illustrious son is freed without being harmed.”
Arise was kidnapped on Sunday along Okene-Abuja highway while travelling back to Abuja from his country-home in Oye-Ekiti.