Abducted Lagos PDP Chair, Aivoji Regains Freedom

The Lagos State spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Hakeem Amode, has confirmed the release of the kidnapped state party chairman, Philip Aivoji.

In a message on Monday, Amode, the Lagos State PDP Publicity Secretary, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Aivoji was released after he had spent four days with the kidnappers.

“We use this opportunity to appreciate your prayers and to thank you all for your concerns and prayers,” Amode said

Aivoji was kidnapped on Thursday in the Ogere area of Ogun State along Ibadan-Lagos Expressway.

The party chairman was returning from the PDP South-West zonal meeting in Ibadan, Oyo State on the fateful day.

The abductors had earlier contacted his family, demanding a N200 million ransom, but Amode would not confirm whether or not there was any payment before his release.

The party thanked security agencies and government authorities that facilitated his freedom.