Abducted Imo Traditional Ruler, 5 Chiefs, 2 Guards Regain Freedom From Kidnappers
The abducted traditional ruler of Umueze Nguru community in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Charles Iroegbu and members of his cabinet have regained freedom.
THEWILL had reported that the monarch, who is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of All States Mass Transit, his five cabinet chiefs and two palace guards were abducted while returning from a traditional wedding ceremony on Tuesday
Fear had engulfed the atmosphere in the community as their abductors refused to establish communication with the royal family or anybody in the kingdom.
But reprieve came on Saturday morning, as the monarch, his five cabinet chiefs and two palace guards were freed.
A source in the palace, said that the entire community was jubilating over the safe return of “His Royal Majesty, the cabinet chiefs and the two palace guards.”
The source said, “Go and tell it to the whole world, my king, our king, the symbol of authority in our kingdom has been released. His cabinet chiefs and two palace guards who were kidnapped with him on Wednesday were also freed by the kidnappers. They returned to the kingdom this morning.”
THEWILL learnt that the kidnap incident was not reported at any police formation in the state.
Spokesperson of the state Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said he could not confirm the release of the kidnap victims when contacted on Saturday morning.