Edo State ace musician, Mr. Osayomore Joseph says he paid huge ransom before he was released by his abductors. Osayomore was kidnapped on October 4 and released on November 4 .
His wife was shot during the abduction. Speaking for the first time about his ordeals in an interview with a local television station, Osayomore said he was taken to a forest in a creek after travelling on the high sea.
He described his ordeal as a traumatic experience that is better imagined. The veteran musician said he has narrated his experience in his new album titled “30 days and 30 nights in the evil forest” set to be launched tomorrow.
His words: “I was dragged through the forest close to Gelegele and taken on a boat to a creek. I have never stepped my legs on a boat before. The speed of the boat on the high sea was enough to give me high blood pressure. “The kidnappers called themselves forest soldiers. Those who came to kidnap me did not know me. It was when I got to the creek that some learned ones started singing my old songs.
They did not know that I started fighting before they were born. “They might have overestimated that I am very rich. They collected money from me. I may not mention the amount but it was huge . That will not deter me from doing what I know how to do best. “I did not know I will come back alive. I later knew I will not die there when they started asking for money. The ransom was collected on the high sea. “They called the boat that brought the ransom freedom boat. After they brought the bags containing huge sums of money, the kidnappers collected it and released me.”