The abducted farm Supervisor at TDB farms, a farm belonging to late former governor Alao Akala in Jabata area of Ogbomoso, Mr Christopher Bakare has regained freedom.
Bakare a native of Gbogan in Osun state was abducted by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Saturday.
The kidnappers had demanded for the sum of N100m as ransom.
A close source to the Alao-Akala family confirmed the release of the kidnapped victim on Thursday morning.
The source said that the supervisor was released after the sum of N5m was paid as ransom.
Similarly, the Oyo State Police Command confirmed the release.
Confirming his release, the Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso stated that Bakare who was abducted last Saturday while on official duty on the farm by the suspected Fulani herders has been released.
The Police Authority, as reliably informed, mobilized its crack detective team to comb the area and ensure the release of the captives.
He disclosed that Bakare was tortured while in the kidnappers’ den, adding that his experience in the past five days was nothing to write home about.
Another source stated that Bakare is currently undergoing treatment at an undisclosed hospital.