Abducted Nassarawa former dep gov regains freedom after N4m ransom

Professor Onje Gye- Wado

Former deputy governor of Nasarawa state Prof Onje Gye-Wado, who was abducted on Thursday night, has been released after a ransom of N4 million.

Gye-Wado was on Thursday, April 6, 2023, kidnapped from his country home in Rinza, near Wamba, headquarters of Wamba local government area of the state.

His kidnappers had demanded a ransom of N70 million, but the family negotiated from N2 million and later N3.5 million, eventually paying N4 million before he was released.

Family sources has said  “The kidnappers have collected the ransom near Mada Hills Secondary School in Akwanga, with 200 naira recharge card, after which he was freed from their den close to Angwan chiyawa, close to those hills between Akwanga and Nasarawa Eggon.”

It was gathered that Prof Gye-Wado was taken back to the Palace of the paramount ruler of Wamba, Oriye Rindre, Justice Lawal Musa Nagogo, upon his release.



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