They were released eight days later after a N4 millon ransom was allegedly paid to secure their freedom.
Speaking on the reason he approached the court to withdraw the case, Oyo Echo quoted the Oyo-born Islamic cleric as saying that forgiveness is one of the pillars of his religion and he therefore decided to follow the dictate of the Qur’an.
“I decided to take the decision because I preach forgiveness which is one of the pillars of Islam. I am happy I have seen my twins unhurt but they will sign an undertaken that nothing will happen to my family.”
When the judge asked if the cleric took the decision under duress, he said he took the decision because of his trust in God and forgiveness as one of the pillars of Islam.