Kidnapped 82 year-old Mrs Alice Fadeni, who some abductors kidnapped a week ago; at Ode-Aye in Okitipupa Local Government area of Ondo State, has regained freedom.
Chief Sehinde Fadeni, a Lagos-based businessman and son of the octogenarian, confirmed this to newsmen on Friday.
1st News recalls that they abducted the octogenarian on Jan. 28 at her residence in Ode-Aye; and her abductors took her away to an unknown destination.
Fadeni said someone called him that his mother was at an undisclosed hospital in Ore, in Odigbo Local Government area, where they picked her.
He, however, declined paying any ransom before they released his mother.
“Yes, they released her yesterday night (Thursday); as someone called me that she was in an undisclosed hospital in Ore.
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“The police did their best for her release; I thank everyone, including journalists; who showed concern before the release of my mother.
“No one called me for any ransom and no ransom was paid,” Fadeni said.
CSP Femi Joseph, the Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command; also confirmed the release of Mrs Fadeni to newsmen.
He said that the ultimate concern of the police was that they released her unhurt; adding that investigation was still on to arrest the perpetrators of the crime and bring them to justice.
“They released the old woman unhurt, which is our major concern, but we are not closing our investigation yet; we would ensure the arrest of the perpetrators and brought to justice,” he said.
1st News reports that the octogenarian had been taken to Lagos for proper medical examination.