Kidnapped Okrika council boss regain freedom
The Rivers State Command of the Nigeria Police Wednesday announced that it has rescued Chief Philimon Iwoloma Kinggoli, Chairman of Okrika Local Government Area, who was kidnapped on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, by unknown gunmen in Port Harcourt.
The council boss was abducted when he was heading home after attending a stakeholders meeting of Okrika Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chapter, where arrangements for the flag-off of local campaigns for the upcoming local government elections in the state were fine-tuned.
A terse statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Nnamdi Omoni, said the LG boss was rescued Tuesday night in a covert operation by the Operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit.
The statement added that he has taken to the Hospital and released to reunite with his family.
Recall that the kidnappers, having kept the chairman in captivity for five days had demanded a ransom of One Hundred and Fifty Million naira 150-Million for him to regain his freedom.
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