Naijauto recently reported the story of a commercial bus driver who was kidnapped in Ekiti State, with his abductors demanding N5 million ransom for his release. The story took a pleasant turn on Saturday, June 29, 2019 as the driver, Felix Akinde, regained his freedom.
Akinde was kidnapped along the Akure/Ikerre road, close to the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) orientation camp, on his way to Akure to book a bus to Onitsha. The incident took place at about 5:30 am on a Tuesday morning.
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Although he was alone in his Toyota Privia Space vehicle at the time of abduction, there were false reports that he was with some passengers whom were alleged to be youth corps members serving in the state. The Ondo state police command and NYSC authorities released official statements to debunk the reports.
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The abductors later called his family on the phone to demand for N5million naira, but agreed to collect N2 million after much pleading. A number of sources revealed that an undisclosed amount of money was paid to the kidnappers before he was released on Saturday.
Akinde was at the Ado Motor Park, Akure, on Sunday, and was well received by his colleagues who were happy to see him. They asked him several questions about his abduction and he answered them accordingly. It was reported that he had cuts all over his body, sustained from the incident.