Olukemi Agunloye, the wife of Oba Samuel Kehinde Agunloye, Alauga of Akoko in Akoko Northeast Local Government Area of Ondo State, who was kidnapped by suspected gunmen on Sunday, has been released.
Agunloye was released on Wednesday night alongside her driver after spending four days in the den of the abductors.
DAILY POST recalls that the monarch’s wife and the driver were abducted on the notorious Auga/Ise Road in Akoko area while driving to Ugbe Akoko.
The abductors had demanded a N20million ransom but later reduced the sum to N10million before they could be set free.
Confirming their release, Oba Agunloye in a statement said that his wife and the driver were released after ‘series of negotiation’ with the abductors.
“It is true that Olori has been released and she was freed yesterday [Wednesday] night around past 9pm.
“We were contacted by the kidnappers after series of negotiation with them and they told us that they have freed my wife and the driver.
“So, we picked them up and informed the police about their release from the captivity, now we are all happy at the palace and thank God.
“I want to thank the local government chairman for his effort and the Divisional Police Officer for the assistance” he said.
The monarch could not confirm if ransom was paid to the suspected kidnappers.