Enyimba midfielder Ekundayo Ojo and Abia Comets’ Benjamin Iluyomade, have reportedly regained freedom from their abductors after four days.
www.brila.net understands that the both footballers were set free on Wednesday night thanks to efforts from Enyimba Football Club and families of the players.
Reports circulated social media space in the last 24 hours that the kidnappers requested for a sum of 20 million naira before they can be released, however it is unclear if such ransom was paid by the club and families.
It would be recalled that the footballers were kidnapped on Sunday along the Benin-Owo expressway as they journeyed to Akure following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League amid concerns over the global pandemic, Covid-19.
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