Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith (retd.), abducted on Monday in the Ajah area of Lagos State, has regained his freedom.

It was learnt that the retired General was released in the early hours of Saturday by his abdcutors.

The  Adekunle Ajisebutu, Police spokesman in Lagos State, confirmed the release.

“I can confirm that he has been released,” he said.

Recall that Smith, the Chairman of Double Wealth Ventures Limited – a dredging and engineering firm – was supervising work on a site in the Ajah area of Lagos State on Monday when gunmen invaded the place and shot into the air to scare away people.

The gunmen were said to have whisked him away in a waiting speedboat and sped off.

According to an SOS voice note shared by his driver, Corporal Odiji, the retired AVM engaged in a struggle with the gunmen before he was subdued.

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