By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
Abducted twins of popular Islamic cleric and former Chairman of Oyo State Pilgrims Warfare Board (Muslim Wing), Sheik Taofeek Akewugbagold, have been released, our Correspondent has gathered.
Their release came eight days after their abduction at their residence in Ojoo area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Though, Akewugbagold did not state whether ransom was paid as at yesterday.
Report gathered that the abductors had demanded 100,000 pounds sterling, about N55million.
Akewugbagold, however, did not disclose how much he paid for the twins’ release.
He confirmed the release of his children in a post on his Facebook account, saying: “ALHAMDULILAH! At 5:30am of Sunday 3rd of May, my abducted twin kids were released to me beside a bush after 8 days in an unknown land. Thank you all for your support.
“Jazakumullahu Khairan. Abere mi bo sinu okun, Olorun si yo pada fun mi,” meaning my lost prized possession has been found and returned to me by Almighty Allah.