The four abducted students of the Kogi State Polytechnic and their driver have been set free by their abductors.
The victims were kidnapped on the Akunnu-Ajowa Road in the Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State last week when they were travelling home for the Christmas holiday.
It was gathered that shortly after the abduction, the hoodlums contacted their families demanding a sum of N16 million.
A community leader and former Majority Leader of the Akoko North-West Local Government, Mr Soji Ogedengbe, disclosed the release of the victims on Wednesday.
He, however, confirmed that an undisclosed amount of money was paid as ransom before the victims were released.