Kennedy Ucheagwu, Dr. Omololu Bello, Fidelis Esang and trainer Oni were whisked away by gunmen clad in military camouflages during their routine exercise near Lekki Gardens Estate.
Initially, the gunmen demanded N300 million as ransom for each of them but the amount, The Nation gathered was later reduced to N20million. It was gathered that the police have tracked the suspects, mostly young boys, and their messenger identified as Mary, from the telephone number they used in contacting victims’ relatives.
The Nation also learnt that security agencies would have rescued the victims two days after the abduction, but had hitches as the kidnappers were also changing their location.
Spokesman for the Estate Association who confirmed the release of the victims, said they got home at the wee hours of Friday.
“We thank God. They have been released. They got home late. I don’t have much details now,” he said.