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Freedom has after 10 days in the hands of kidnappers, come the way of the Naval Officer who was kidnapped in Ondo State.
The Naval Officer, identified as Lt. Commander Ajare Uchegbulah Amadi, was said to have been rescued by security operatives following his release by his abductors.
The Naval Officer, it was gathered, was released in the early hours of Wednesday around 4:50 AM following days of manhunt for the kidnappers by security operatives.
Whether ransom was paid before he was rescued from his abductors could not be confirmed
On May 17, 2020, it will be recalled, Lt Commander Ajare Uchegbulah Amadi was abducted along Ose/Oba Akoko, Akoko North East Local Government in the Northern Senatorial District of Ondo State.
He was said to be travelling to Abuja when the gunmen emerged from the bush and waylaid his vehicle with the demand of N50 million ransom.
Confirming the release of the Senior Naval Officer, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ondo State Command, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro said that his “release was sequel to the aggressive manhunt placed on his abductors”.
Ikoro added that the state Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie has “warned travelers within this period to strictly adhere to the travel ban on inter State movement imposed by the Federal government as a means to curtail the spread of COVID19, as these bad boys are using the advantage of the empty roads to advance their nefarious acts.”