The abducted brother of the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, Sani, has reportedly escaped from his abductors.
Family sources said in Yola, Adamawa State capital that Sani escaped from his abductors “around 2a.m. in the bushes surrounding Girei Local Government where they kept him”.
One of the sources said Sani then trekked to a nearby village, Sangere, arriving there at about 4a.m. where he waited to observe his Fajr prayer (early morning prayer) at the Mosque there before taking public transport to his house in Yola, arriving around 6:03 a.m.
There was speculation last night that Sani, a former chairman of Yola South local government area, was freed by his abductors. But several family members had dismissed the report, saying his whereabouts remained unknown.
Sani, police said, was abducted by three gunmen around 6:30p.m, Sunday, in his farm along the Yola-Fufore expressway.
“The three gunmen accosted the former chairman in his farm along Yola-Fufore road and asked him, alongside 12 of his workers, to lie down,” the spokesperson of the Adamawa State Command of the Nigeria Police, Othman Abubakar, told journalists in Yola. “But four of the workers managed to flee the scene leaving Ribadu and eight workers.”
According to him, the gunmen initially bundled Ribadu into his Toyota Tundra but suddenly changed their minds and then transferred him to a white Starlet and escaped through the route leading to Mayo Belwa Local Government.