Abductors of the former deputy governor of Nasarawa State, Prof Onje Gye-Wado, have set him free after collecting N4million ransom.
Gye-Wado, who is a Professor of Law, was kidnapped in his country home, Rinza, near Wamba, the headquarters of Wamba Local Government Area, last Thursday night.
The former deputy governor’s kidnappers demanded a ransom of N70m but the family bargained from N2m to N3.5m.
It was, however, gathered that the abductors finally negotiated close to N4m before setting him free.
According to a family source, who pleaded anonymity, “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.”
Gye-Wado was then taken back to the palace of the paramount ruler of Wamba, Oriye Rindre, Justice Lawal Musa Nagogo after his release.
A former Nigeria Union of Journalists chairman and ex-Commissioner for information, Mr Dogo Shammah, confirmed Gye-Wado’s release.
Shammah said, “To God be the Glory Prof. Onje, is finally release from the hands of kidnappers just now.”