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Kidnappers free two Imo wedding guests


Two weeks after they were declared missing upon leaving a wedding at Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have freed two of the three victims.

The victims are Collins Alaefula, Mmadu Promise and Victor Chibuike.

Sunday PUNCH gathered that the two released victims reportedly paid ransoms before their abductors freed them.

Brother to one of the victims, Fortune, told our Sunday PUNCH on Saturday that his sibling, Promise and one other were released on Friday by their abductors.

Fortune said, Yes, my brother and one other have been released. They were released on Friday. It was actually a case of kidnap and not missing persons. I don’t know the name of the other person who was released alongside my brother. I have not seen them but I am on my way to where they are.’’

The victims who were in a Lexus 330 vehicle were declared missing on August 28 after they left a wedding in Isiala Mbano LGA to Owerri, their base.

After their whereabouts were not unknown, their families declared them missing and reported the situation at a police station in Owerri.

Their kidnappers were said to have contacted their families a few days after and demanded an undisclosed amount as ransom before they would release them.

Our correspondent could not ascertain the reason the third person was not freed.

The state police spokesperson, Michael Abattam, had yet to respond to inquiries concerning the development as of the time this report was filed.

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