The couple who were kidnapped along Ilasa-Ekiti-Ayebode Road, in Ekiti East Local Government Area on Sunday September 19, less than a week to their wedding, have regained their freedom.
They were abducted returning to their base after purchasing some items for their wedding.
The couple who scheduled Friday September 24 for their engagement and Saturday September 25 for their wedding, were freed in a bush around Ayedun area of Ekiti State on Thursday evening after payment of ransom.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu also confirmed the release of the two lovers.
“Yes, they have been released. The release came after efforts from the Police, the military, Amotekun, vigilante group and local hunters.
“Immediately we got the report that they were kidnapped, the Police Commissioner, Tunde Mobayo, mobilised our men and officers to the surrounding forests,” adding that the security agents were working in conjunction with Amotekun Corps, local hunters and vigilante group combing the forests to free the victims.”
The police spokesperson also revealed that three suspects have been arrested in connection to the incident. They are being detained at the Police headquarters in Ado Ekiti and would be arraigned as soon as investigation is concluded.