October 18, 2021


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Kidnapped victims in Ekiti hotel have regained freedom – Police

Ekiti State Police Command has said those kidnapped during the attack on a hotel at Ayetoro Ekiti, Ido Osi Local Government Area on Tuesday evening have been freed.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said only two persons were kidnapped during the attack.

Abutu debunked the widely circulated news that four persons were abducted inside the hotel, while a lady, who is a staff of the hotel was shot and abducted in the process.

Speaking with newsmen on phone yesterday, he revealed that the abductees were freed at Ikun Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

He said: “The two abductees have regained their freedom.  They were freed on Wednesday around 10:30 pm close to Ikun Bridge in Moba Local Government Area.

“Two people were actually kidnapped, the third person, who is the security man was macheted, but was not taken away.”

Abutu also debunked the claim that another person was raped during the attack, saying “investigation didn’t reveal that”.