He said: “Well, I paid nothing much for her release. I paid N1.3m, though they demanded N30m.
“She is alright but I have to ensure that she is.
I have taken her to the hospital for proper medical tests and checkup because the kind of ordeal she must have gone through in the hands of the armed men is nothing to be taken for granted. I have to be sure that she is very okay.
“In spite of the unexpected occurrence, I was still a very happy man.
“You know that a lot of people will go there and won’t come back alive, so I am happy that she is alright and alive.
“She was taken to a very bad place, a swampy forest, a dirty place to be kept for almost a week. Imagine what she must have faced during the number of days she was kept there. But I am thanking God that I got her back alive.
“It is her life that’s the most important thing to me.”
Naij.com recalls that Ogude’s wife, Maimunat, was on January 4 abducted from her family home in Warri, Delta state and the kidnappers reportedly demanded a ransom of N30m.