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Ekiti: Abducted would-be couple regains freedom on wedding eve

The would-be couple abducted by gunmen at Ekiti East Local Government Area, Ekiti state has regained freedom a day to their “wedding proper”.

NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that the two lovers “came to Ado Ekiti and were returning to their base when they were picked up by gunmen”.

Sources said that the two lovers were set free in the bush around Ayedun area of the state on Thursday evening after payment of ransom.

“Their wedding activities were billed for Friday [today], which was for marriage engagement, while Saturday was for the wedding proper,” a source said.

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Another source, who said that the couple was devastated on return from the kidnappers’ den, said the wedding would no longer hold on Friday and Saturday as planned, adding, “another date would have to be fixed for the marriage.”

He said, “I have not seen any of them since their return, but it is clear that they went through a lot. But we thank God for their safe return.

“I cannot confirm yet whether any ransom was paid for their release or how much was paid, because different figures are being touted around as the ransom paid. Some say N1m, others say N3m or so. I have no information on it,” the source said.

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