Kidnapped Delta LG VP freed
After a sum of 5 million naira was reportedly paid in ransom, the kidnapped Vice President of Isoko North Local Government Area in Delta State, Frank Ozue, has regained his freedom.
He was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Sunday evening as he was returning home from a nightclub in Ughelli, the seat of the state’s Ughelli North local government area.
The kidnappers had on Wednesday made contact with his family and demanded 30 million naira, which was later reduced to 10 million naira, 7 million naira and finally 5 million naira.
It was learned that the thugs made several cash withdrawals from the victim’s bank accounts, using his ATM debit cards.
Speaking on his Facebook account shortly after his release, Ozue thanked everyone who prayed for him and made efforts to secure his release.
“Words are not enough to thank God for his mercy. Your fervent prayers have truly been answered.
“I have regained my freedom from the daredevil extremists, the Hausas leaving in us, now Boko Haram in our communities.
“Really, they are there. I will make a documentary on my four days of captivity. God bless you all. I love you all. Thanks,” he wrote.
At the time of filing the report, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, has yet to respond to inquiries forwarded to his WhatsApp line.
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