Mrs Toyin Nwosu, the abducted wife of the Deputy Managing Director of The SUN Newspaper, Mr Steve Nwosu, has been released by her captors.
She was released today, after being in the abductors’ custody for four days.
It will be recalled that The Herald reported that Mrs Nwosu was abducted from her home in the Okota area of Amuwo Odofin local government council in Lagos, on Monday, by a heavily-armed gang that initially robbed the family before taking her hostage.
It is not immediately clear whether any ransom was paid to secure her release, considering that the abductors had initially demanded N100 million.
Mr Steve Nwosu said he did not pay any ransom to secure his wife’s release but stated that the police will in a press conference confirm how they went about securing her release.
“I am a journalist; where do I get N100 million to pay kidnappers?” Mr Nwosu said, when asked if a ransom fee was paid.
Speaking about her abduction and subsequent release, Mrs Nwosu thanked God, President Buhari, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, and other well-meaning Nigerians who stood by the family during the trying time.