MADAM Omofenwa Jimoh, the kidnapped mother of the business mogul, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim, who was abducted a week ago in her Ondo residence, regained her freedom early Monday morning at about 4.45 a.m at Gana market, Sapele, in Delta State.
While the son of the abducted 70-year-old woman refused to disclose the amount of money paid to the kidnappers as ransom, he said “mama is priceless,” adding that a lot of scientific and physical risks were put in place to get her safely.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the abductors of Madam Jimoh made their first contact with her son via text message, Your Mama, on Wednesday, last week, at about 4.00 p.m, while the Special Assistant to the President on Niger-Delta, Mr Kingsley Kuku, left his office in Abuja to Delta State, in the rescue mission of the woman.
Narrating the experiences that led to the rescue of his mother, Mr Ibrahim said “it was on Thursday they asked for immediate payment of N370 million. I asked them how will they carry the money. They cut the phone and, on Friday, they came forward with some US dollar demand. They asked us to bring it to Sagamu.
“When we got there, they said we should move to Okada junction at Benin. I came out of my car so they can see me, from Okada Junction, they asked us to go to Sapele and from there to Ughelli junction.
“They released mama at about 11.30 p.m on Sunday. They gave my phone number to her and asked her to give it to anyone that can call me. We got the call at about 11.48 p.m on Sunday and we proceeded to Sapele, Gana market and got mama at 4.45 a.m on Monday morning,” he said.
The businessman, who commended law enforcement agents and Nigerians for their prayers and phone calls, also said a man from Ondo State, name withheld, provided information leading to the arrest of two of the suspected kidnappers and mothers of the two other suspected kidnappers on the run now with the police.