Kidnapped Chinese expatriate regains freedom after four days in captivity

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The Chinese exile who was seized by shooters in Ado-Ekiti, has been liberated following four days in imprisonment

The Chinese man just recognized as Wang, was one of the Engineers taking care of the dualisation of the new Ado-Iyin street.

He was kidnapped last Friday night, November 27, at the site. His hijackers likewise executed a police officer appended to him.

A source close to the road construction company told Vanguard the abductee was released around 11 pm on Tuesday, Dec 1, after payment of N100 million ransom.

He explained that the ransom was collected at a place in Kwara state and the expatriate was released around Ilawe-Igede road in Ekiti state.

He said: “The Chinese was released very late yesterday (Tuesday) after payment of ransom to the kidnappers.

“The N100 million was taken to a bush in Kwara state where the kidnappers collected and confirmed it before the man was released here at a very difficult location along Igede-Ilawe road.”

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ekiti state ASP Sunday Abutu confirmed to Vanguard that the Chinese expatriate has been released but denied payment of ransom.

He revealed that the release was made possible after a serious manhunt launched on the kidnappers by security operatives.

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