A former deputy governor of Nasarawa State, Professor Onje Gye-Wado, has been released from kidnappers den four days after he was abducted.
Gye-Wado was abducted in Rinza village, Wamba Local Government Area of the state on Thursday. His adductors reportedly demanded N70 million for his release.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ramham Nansel, confirmed his release to newsmen on Monday morning.
He said “He was released around 9pm yesterday (Sunday), due to sustained pressure from the search and rescue team. No ransom was paid.”
According to a family source, the kidnappers gained entrance through the fence, broke into the house through his wife’s window and whisked him away to an unknown destination.
Professor Onje Gye-Wado, who served as Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State between 1999 and 2003, had escaped being kidnapped on several occasions before the sad incident occurred.