By Dayo Johnson
Akure—THE 65-year- old grandmother, Madam Juliana Ogunleye, kidnapped 16 days ago, has been released by her abductors.
Madam Ogunleye was set free by her abductors at about Monday 5.30a.m. after the kidnappers called her relations.
Vanguard gathered that the abductors called the family members early in the morning to go and pick their mother along Ado-Ekiti expressway in Akure.
One of her children, Ayo Ogunleye, said the kidnappers put a call to one of their uncles to come and pick their mother since they failed to pay the ransom demanded.
He said: “The kidnappers just called us to go and pick our mother. The voice said since we have refused to pay the N50 million ransom, it shows that our mother is worthless, that we should go and pick her.”
Efforts to speak with the grandmother proved abortive as she was ferried out to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.
Ayo said when they reunited with their mother, she said her experience was very traumatic, adding that she did not pray to have a repeat of the last 16 days.
A visit to the family house along Ijoka road revealed a mammoth crowd, including relatives and neighbours, who trooped there to felicitate with the family over her release
But they were disappointed as she has been taken away for medical care but they stayed there singing and praising the Lord for divine intervention..
Madam Ogunleye was on Sunday, November 28 abducted by four men that invaded her residence around 7 pm .
The abductors initially demanded for a ransom of N100 million but later reduced to N50 million and again to N30 million.
The development led to a strike action by Medical Doctors in the state who protested against the kidnap of the wife of one of them.
The doctor have since called off their strike after an assurance by the state government that the security operatives in the state are working round the clock to secure her release.