Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith (retd.), who was abducted in the Ajah area of Lagos State, has regained freedom.
Confirming his release to PUNCH, spokesman for the Police in Lagos State, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the retired General was released in the early hours of Saturday.
“I can confirm that he has been released,” he said.
Recall that the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers had abducted Sikiru Smith on Monday.
It was gathered that the retired military officer was supervising work on a site in the Ajah area of Lagos State when masked gunmen invaded the place and shot sporadically.
Smith was reportedly taken away in a waiting speedboat and sped away.
According to PUNCH, in an SOS voice note shared by his driver, Corporal Odiji, the retired AVM engaged in a struggle with the gunmen before he was subdued.
The general is a cousin to a former Inspector-General of Police and current Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith
Sikiru Smith is currently the Chairman of Double Wealth Ventures Limited – a dredging and engineering firm.