A phone repairer in Offa, Kwara State, Lukman Ibrahim, who was abducted by gunmen on Saturday night has been released. Close associates who pleaded anonymity said Ibrahim returned home on Tuesday night.
Also, one of the sources familiar with the communication between the abductors and the family stated that Ibrahim was released after the family paid a two million naira ransom.
Kwara State Police Command spokesperson, Ajayi Okasanmi, also confirmed the release but said the police were not aware of ransom payment.
Ibrahim was kidnapped on Saturday while his pregnant wife, Hawawu, was killed during an attack on the couple who were heading home from Owode market, Offa.
The gunmen attacked them along Ojoku Road, a few metres to a police station.