Lafia – Kidnappers have released Prof Onje Gye-Wado, a former deputy of Nasarawa State, after collecting a ransom of N4million.
A former NUJ chairman and also a former commissioner of information in the state, Mr Dogo Shamma, confirmed the release of Gye-Wado, via a text message.
“To God be the Glory, Prof. Onje, has finally been released from the hands of kidnappers just now.”
Gye -Wado was kidnapped in the night of Thursday from his country home in Rinza, in Wamba local government area of the state.
His kidnappers had initially demanded a ransom of N70million, but the family negotiated from N2 million to N4million before he was released.
A member of the family who was part of the negotiating team said the
“kidnappers collected the ransom near Mada Hills Secondary School in Akwanga, with 200 naira recharge card, after which he was freed from their den close to Angwan chiyawa, close to those hills between Akwanga and Nasarawa Eggon.”
Upon his release, Gye-Wado was taken to the palace of the paramount ruler of Wamba, Oriye Rindre, Justice Lawal Musa Nagogo. (Daily Trust)