Prof Onje Gye-Wado, a former Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, who was kidnapped last Thursday night, has been freed after N4m ransom.
The Professor of law was kidnapped in his country home, Rinza, near Wamba, the headquarters of Wamba local government area.
His kidnappers placed a ransom of N70m but the family bargained from N2m to N3.5m and finally negotiated close to N4m before he was released.
“They collected the ransom near Mada Hills Secondary School in Akwanga with N200 recharge card. Then he was released near Angwan chiyawa close to those hills between Akwanga and Nasarawa Eggon,” a family source said.
It was gathered Gye-Wado was taken back to the palace of the paramount ruler of Wamba, Oriye Rindre, Justice Lawal Musa Nagogo after his release.
A former National Union of Journalists (NUJ) chairman and ex-Commissioner of information, Mr Dogo Shammah, confirmed the release of Prof Gye-Wado.
He said: “To God be the Glory Prof. Onje, is finally release from the hands of kidnappers just now.”