Mr. Yemi Odunsanya, the regional general manager of Access Bank who was reportedly kidnapped in the city of Lagos while on his way to Church on Sunday, has been released by his abductors.
According to reports, the freed kidnap victim was discovered in the early hours of Thursday, found wandering at the front gate of the Victoria Garden city in Ajah, the outskirt of Lagos.
Odunsanya is said to be in stable health. He was released after a payment of N25 million was made by his relatives and business associates.
It was not clear how the funds were paid to the abductors. The family had been warned not to contact the police, but said they did some investigation of their own.
According to the source, “when he was kidnapped on Sunday on his way to the church, we were actively involved, tracking their telephone conversations and all that. It was through this means that we were able to confirm that he was still kept within the Lekki/Aja axis.
“But when his life was being threatened, we were begged to allow them deal directly with the kidnappers. So this morning we were told that he has been released after the payment of N25m ransom”, the source explained.