The judge regained freedom in the early hours of Monday after the sum of N20m was paid as ransom, according to a family member.
Kidnapped President of Customary Court in Taraba State, Justice Donatus Shida, has been released by his captors.
The judge regained freedom within the early hours of Monday after the sum of N20m was paid as ransom, consistent with a loved one .
Justice Shida was abducted at his residence in Jalingo, the capital , one week ago.
“The kidnappers had demanded N50m as ransom but later settled for N20m,” a loved one revealed.
Spokesperson for the state police command, DSP David Misal, confirmed the discharge of the judge but couldn’t ascertain whether any ransom was paid.