Report made it known that Mrs. Hamdallah Ettu, wife of a lecturer in the Department of Biology at the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode, Mr. Gbenga Ettu, who was kidnapped on April 3, has been released on Tuesday.
Mrs. Ettu was kidnapped on her way home from her shop where she sold foodstuffs and daily needs on April 3 with the kidnappers demanding the sum of N20m as ransom.
According to a family source, the mother of five, who is currently in a hospital in Ijebu Ode, was released by the kidnappers after she went on hunger strike since her kidnap on Friday.
“The kidnappers refused to yield to the pleas of Mr. Ettu when he told them that he could not afford the ransom they asked for but they refused to release her threatening to kill her if the money wasn’t paid,” the source said.
“They called on Sunday to tell him that his wife had fainted since she refused to eat the food she has been given and hence encouraged him to raise the money as soon as possible.
“But they still held onto her until she passed out again the second time on Monday.”
The nursing mother was however released on Tuesday and dropped at Ikangba, in the outskirts of Ijebu Ode.
“She was then rushed to the hospital from the station because her state of health was really worrisome.”