Kidnapped Fayemi’s ex-commissioner, other regain freedom

Former Commissioner for Lands, Housing, Urban Renewal and Physical Planning Mr. Remi Olorunleke and the Director of Administration, Gbonyin Local Government, Mr. David Jejelowo have been set free by their abductors.

Olorunleke served during the first regime of Dr. Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State.


Both regained freedom on Thursday evening after being abducted by unknown gunmen on Monday along Ado-Ikare road.

Olorunleke, who hails from Aisegba in Gbonyin local government area of the State, was the during Fayemi’s first term.


Speaking with journalists on the telephone in Ado Ekiti on Friday, Olorunleke said he was kidnapped around 6.30pm on the fateful day and taken to unknown destination, where he was kept before his family was contacted.

“Yes, I have regained freedom after spending four days with the kidnappers. It was a traumatizing experience and I thank God that I came back alive.

“We were two in numbers, I was there together with the Director of Administration in Gbonyin Local Government. We were both given freedom.

“We were both set free around 5.30 pm on Thursday. I want to thank my admirers and my family for standing by me during this period”, he said.

Olorunleke called on the security operatives in the state to rejig and reinvigorate security architecture to be able to live up to expectations of the citizens.

The Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed that the duo had been freed.

Ikechukwu assured the people of the state that the police will continue to work hard to ensure security of lives and property.

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