Kidnapped Enyimba and Abia Comets players regain freedom

NEWSCASTARS.COM had reported that Enyimba FC player, Dayo Ojo and Abia Comets footballer, Benjamin Iluyomade were kidnapped on Sunday March 22 at Ipele, along Benin–Akure road, latest report confirms that they have regained their freedom.

Enyimba FC official twitter handle wrote;


Our midfielder man, Dayo Ojo has regained freedom from his kidnappers

Update: Enyimba and Abia Comets players regain freedom after being kidnapped in Osun State

A statement released by Enyimba FC read;

“Enyimba midfielder Ekundayo Ojo and Abia Comets’ Benjamin Iluyomade, who were kidnapped on Sunday have regained their freedom.

“The footballers were released on Wednesday night following combined efforts of Enyimba Football Club and families of the players.

“It would be recalled that the footballers were kidnapped along the Benin-Owo expressway as they journeyed to Akure following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League amid concerns over the global pandemic, Covid-19.

“The players have since reunited with their families.”

It is however  not clear if a ransom was paid, after the kidnappers reduced the ransom to N20m after an initial demand of N100m.

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