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Kidnapped Wife Of Ortom’s Former CoS, Househelp Finally Regains Freedom



Kidnapped Wife Of Ortom’s Former CoS, Househelp Finally Regains Freedom

After spending four days in the kidnappers’ den, the wife of Terwase Orbunde, the former Chief of Staff to former Governor Samuel Ortom, Abigail Orbunde, and her house-help, Patience Ogute, have regained their freedom.

News About Nigeria had reported that they were kidnapped last Friday from his farm by armed men suspected to be herders.

Orbunde, his wife, and house-help were said to be at his farm along Mobile Barracks-Welfare Quarters Road on the outskirts of Makurdi, Benue State, when the unknown gunmen attacked them.

The former chief of staff was shot by the attackers, who then left him bleeding heavily before running off with his wife and housekeeper.

Orbunde was, however, taken to the hospital for proper treatment by good samaritans and eyewitnesses who witnessed the tragic incident.

Subsequently, the abductors of his wife and house-help reached out to the family to demand a ransom of N100 million.

The release of Orbunde’s wife and house-help was made known by one of his relatives, Tahav Agerzua, in a post shared on Facebook.

According to the post, the duo regained freedom yesterday (Tuesday) after the family paid some amount of money for ransom.

Agerzua, who did not mention the amount paid for their release, said, “They regained their freedom Tuesday, April 16, 2024, after an undisclosed amount was paid as ransom to their abductors, who had demanded N100 million. They have reunited with some of their family members and taken to the hospital for immediate medical attention.”

He further noted that Orbunde who is currently recovering from the gunshot attack, is grateful to God that his wife and house-help were released in good shape.

He also appreciated everyone who contributed towards the ransom for their release.