After spending 5 nights in the hands of kidnappers, the permanent secretary of the Ondo State Hospital Management Board, Dr. Niran Ikuomola, has been released.

Ikuomola was kidnapped on Sunday in Kogi State on his way to Abuja for an official assignment.

The abductors called the family and demanded 70 million Naira as ransom but later reduced it to 20 million Naira which the family was unable to pay.

The victim was said to have been released on Friday but it was not confirmed if a ransom was eventually paid before his release.