Kidnapped imo APC chief regains freedom

A chieftain of the All Progressives

Congress in Imo State , Barrister

Kingsley Ononuju has been released

after spending four days in his

abductor ’s den.

Ononuju , a former Special Adviser on

New Partnership For Africa ’s

Development to the immediate past

governor of the state, Ikedi Ohakim,

was abducted on Thursday after he

left his Owerri residence located at

Oguta Street in the Aladimma area of

the state capital at 8 pm.

The PUNCH had reported that the

kidnappers later on Friday established

contact with the victim ’ s family and

made a demand of N 6 m as the

condition for his release .

As of press time, it had yet to be

ascertained if any ransom as

demanded by his abductors was paid

for his release .

A family source who preferred

anonymity told our correspondent on

Tuesday that the kidnap victim was

released on Monday night .

According to him , Ononuju was

dumped at Road two, off Owerri – Port

Harcourt Expressway in the night by

his abductors .

“ Yes , he has been released. He was

dumped around road two, of Owerri –

Port Harcourt Expressway on Monday

night by his abductors . He was quickly

rushed to the hospital where he is

currently undergoing medical

attention, ” the source told our

correspondent .

The source who could not confirm if

any ransom was paid for the victim ’s

release , said that the APC chieftain ’s

vehicle was on Saturday recovered In

Etche, Rivers state , by the police.

As of press time, the commissioner of

police in the state, Chris Ezike, had yet

to reply to the text message sent to his

mobile phone .

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