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Kidnapped tipper lorry owner regains freedom

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By Oluseyi Dasilva, Ilorin

The kidnapped 46-year-old tipper lorry owner, Alh Musa Atere, had regained his freedom.

According to the spokesman of the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi, who broke the news, Atere was rescued from his abductors at a village in Oko Olowo area of Ilorin in the early hours of Wednesday without paying any ransom.

The kidnapers had earlier demanded a ransom of N30 million from his family late on Tuesday

Atere was kidnapped around 6:00am on Tuesday along Ogundele/Madi road in Ilorin West local government area of Kwara state on his way to the General Hospital, Ilorin for the treatment of his daughter.

The abductors were said to first dispossessed Atere’s wife, who was with him in his car, of money in her purse then took him to unknown destination.

He said, “Following a report received by the Police that a Tipper owner was kidnapped in Ilorin on Tuesday, the state Commissioners of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Bagega ordered the state anti-kidnapping unit of the Command to go into action and Following information that the kidnapers were holding the victim in a bush at Oko Olowo area, the Police surrounded the bush and when the kidnappers felt that the Police were closed to the place, they abandoned the victim and ran away.”

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