The kidnapped former Speaker of the Ondo state House of Assembly Victor Olabimtan has been released.
Secretary of the Initiative for Change & Emancipation (VOICE) Gboyega Ajayi in a statement at about 10pm last night, said “I am glad to announce the release of Rt. Hon. Victor Adekanye Olabimtan by his captors.
“The former speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly and APC gubernatorial aspirant was abducted on the evening of Sunday 10th of January 2016, on his way to Abuja.
“He was released some minutes ago and is currently undergoing medical checkup and treatment.
“We thank and appreciate the Federal government under the able leadership of President Buhari, the Nigeria Police & other security agencies, Leaders of All Progressive Congress (APC) at the national & Ondo state chapter.
“We also thank the good people of Ondo state, all friends & associates of Olabimtan and the general public for your prayer and supports.
Reports had it that N3m ransom was paid by his family before he was released last night.
The kidnappers had. Requested for N20m but the family begged to pay N2.5m.
Vanguard gathered that the kidnappers insisted that they won’t go down below N3m.
The negotiation was made with the wife of the former Speaker and APC governorship aspirant.