The CEO of Always Petroleum and Energy Service Limited, Alhaji Mohammed Jamiu has regained his freedom two months after he was abducted at his residence located at Idare quarters in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Mohammed Jamiu Released
It was gathered that the oil mogul was abducted on July 9 by four gunmen who invaded his house while posing as business associates shortly after Jamiu returned from Eid praying ground in Okene town.
Daily Post quoted a source saying the victim’s family paid a ransom before they could secure the release of their brother who regained his freedom on Thursday night, September 15.
“They just released our brother, Alhaji Mohammed Jamiu Idris. We have been praying for over two months to see that this come to pass. Even though we paid ransom for his release, we thank Almighty Allah that he came back alive,” the source said.
Jamiu was also abducted in 2019 at one of his fuel stations in Okene but was rescued by military officials after a few days in captivity. The military lost one of their officers while one of the kidnappers was also killed during the rescue operation.
KanyiDaily had also reported how Nasarawa State Commissioner, Yakubu Lawal regained his freedom five days after he was abducted by gunmen in his residence.