Kidnapped NPFL Players Ojo And Iluyomade, Regain Their Freedom
NPFL Football players Dayo Ojo and Benjamin Iluyomade have been released by abductors on Wednesday.
The pair fell into the hands of rouges while returning home from team camp on Sunday in the wake of Nigeria Professional Football League’s suspension owing to Covid-19 outbreak.
The incident took place along the Benin-Owo expressway saw a third player Emmanuel James, also from Enyimba, escape the attack
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A statement from the Nigerian Champion confirmed their release.
It read: “Enyimba midfielder Ekundayo Ojo and Abia Comets' Benjamin Iluyomade, who were kidnapped on Sunday have regained their freedom,”
“The footballers were released on Wednesday night following combined efforts of Enyimba Football Club and families of the players.
"The players have since been reunited with their families.”