Former commissioner in the first regime of Dr. Kayode Fayemi as governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Remi Olorunleke, on Thursday evening regained freedom after being abducted by unknown gunmen in the state.
In the same vein, the Director of Administration, Gbonyin Local Government, Mr. David Jejelowo has been set free by the abductors,
They were kidnapped on Monday along Ado-Ikare road and spent four days in the kidnappers’ den before being let off the hook.
Olorunleke, who hails from Aisegba in Gbonyin local government area of the state, was the Commissioner for Lands, Housing, Urban Renewal and Physical Planning during Fayemi’s first term.
Speaking with journalists via telephone in Ado Ekiti on Friday, Olorunleke said he was kidnapped around 6:30pm on Monday and taken to unknown destination, where he was kept before his family was contacted.
“Yes, I have regained freedom after spending four days with the kidnappers. It was a traumatising experience and I thank God that I came back alive.
“We were two in numbers, I was there together with the Director of Administration in Gbonyin Local Government . We were both given freedom.
“We were both set free around 5.30 pm on Thursday. I want to thank my admirers and my family for standing by me during this period,” he said.
Olorunleke called on the security agencies in the state to rejig and reinvigorate the security architecture to be able to live up to the expectations of citizens.
The Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Police Command, Mr Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed that the duo had been freed.
Ikechukwu assured the people of the state that the police will continue to work hard to ensure the security of lives and property.
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