Mr Remi Olorunleke , a former commissioner in the first tenure of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State , who was abducted by unknown gunmen on Monday , has regained his freedom .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that also released from the kidnappers ’ den is the Director of Administration , Gbonyin Local Government Area, Mr . David Jejelowo .
They were kidnapped on Monday on the Ado Ekiti - Ikare road and spent four days in captivity before they were released.
Olorunleke , who hails from Aisegba , Gbonyin LGA, was the Commissioner for Lands , Housing , Urban Renewal and Physical Planning during Fayemi’ s first term The former commissioner , who announced his release on Friday while speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti , said they were freed late Thursday night .
He said he was kidnapped around 6 . 30 pm on Monday and taken to an unknown location where he was kept before his family was contacted .
“ Yes, I have regained freedom after spending four days with the kidnappers . It was a traumatic experience and I thank God that I came back alive .
“ We were two; I was together with the Director of Administration of Gbonyin Local Government. We both regained our freedom .
“ I want to thank my well - wishers and my family for standing by me during this period , ” he said .
He , however , declined to say if any ransom was paid to their abductors .
Olorunleke called on security agencies in the state to live up to the expectations of citizens .
Also confirming the development , the Public Relations Officer , Ekiti Police Command , DSP Caleb Ikechukwu , said police were aware that the duo had been freed .
Ikechukwu assured the people of the state that the police would soon unmask perpetrators behind the incessant cases of kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the state .
He said the command would continue to work hard to ensure the security of lives and property in the state .