After spending nine days in the hands of her abductors, Mrs. Augusta Douglas-Ayam, the sister to the Special Adviser to the President on Research, Documentation and Strategy, Oronto Douglas has been released. Though we can’t say if a ransom was paid, but in a statement issued by the family that was made available tonight, it says in it that she was freed unconditionally this morning.
“After nine traumatic days in the hands of abductors, our beloved sister Augusta Douglas-Ayam was this morning unconditionally released to the family. We thank God for his protection and intervention. We also thank all Nigerians who through prayers and words of encouragement supported us throughout this ordeal. Our sister is currently in a hospital receiving treatment. We will not be making any further statements on this issue and wish to put it behind us”, the statement read.