Musibau Adetunbi, an Ibadan-based lawyer and his driver, who were kidnapped on Monday have regained their freedom.
The duo was kidnapped by some unknown gunmen on Monday, but regained their freedom on Wednesday. They were kidnapped in Iwaraja in Osun State, on their way to the Court of Appeal in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The chairman of the Ibadan branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Oluwole Akintayo, who confirmed their release Thursday morning, however, did not state whether ransom was paid to secure their release or not. But, Mr Akintayo said the duo was released Wednesday night in Osun State. The NBA chairman, in a telephone interview, told PREMIUM TIMES that the head of (law) chamber, where Mr Adetunbi works “is also aware of his release.”
“Our colleague has been released, with his driver. We appreciate your support. God bless. They were released on Wednesday. You know they were kidnapped in Osun, they were released last night (Wednesday).
“I can tell you authoritatively that they have been released. The head of the chamber has also confirmed their release.” When asked if some money exchanged hands between the family and the abductors, he said he is not aware. “Unfortunately, I don’t have the details,” he said.