Mr. Bashiru Adekile, one of the four indigenes of Ikare kidnapped last month along Ikare-Owo road, has died.
Adekile died two weeks after they were released from kidnappers den.
He and other victims spent three days in the forest before the kidnappers released them after collecting N4m ransom.
Adekile, who was reportedly tortured by his abductors in the forest, had been hospitalised since their release due to internal injury he sustained.
Family sources said he died on Thursday.
An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded the suspected kidnappers who abducted late Adekile and four others.
The suspects were llyasu Lawal, 27, Mohammadu Abubakar Siddi, 26, Garba Bature, 36, Abubakar Dengy, 20 and Mohammed Moshere, 25.
They were arraigned for unlawful possession of weapons, armed robbery and kidnapping.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Adesegun, informed the court that the defendants shot the head of one Adejoro Muda, the driver conveying the victims.
Adesegun said the suspects carted away one Samsung Galaxy note 8 valued at N143,000 and one itel Android phone valued at N47,000, including N36,000 cash.
The prosecutor said the offences were contrary to and punishable under Section 6,(A&B)1,2,3(1) (b),3 of Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap 147, Vol.4, Laws of Ondo State Nigeria, 2006.
Presiding Magistrate, Mayomi Olanipekun, ordered the suspects remanded to Olokuta Correctional Center pending legal advice from the DPP.
He adjourned the case to November 29 for legal advice. (Nation)