Osun State police command has rescued a Lagos-based businessman (name withheld) from kidnappers in Delta State.
The businessman, who was kidnapped in his Ikorodu residence seven days ago, was rescued by detectives on Saturday.
Briefing journalists at the command’s headquarters on Saturday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Sade Odoro, said the businessman was rescued in Kokori community of Delta State.
According to her, the uncle of the kidnapped businessman, who is resident in Osun State, reported the case to the command on August 24, 2012.
She said, “The businessman was kidnapped in Lagos and taken to Delta by sea. His uncle got in touch with Osun command and our detectives went on their trail. Our detectives went to Delta, where they engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel.
“They were overpowered and the businessman was rescued unhurt. He has been brought back to Osun State and handed over to his family.”
The businessman said a ransom of N150m was initially requested by the kidnappers, but they later agreed to take N5m.