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Kidnapped Imo Traditional Ruler Regains Freedom From Captors

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A traditional ruler and the former chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri, who was kidnapped by gunmen, has regained his freedom, The Eastern Updates can confirm. 

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Henry Okoye, confirmed this to journalists in Owerri on Friday morning.

The Eastern Updates recalls that Ohiri was abducted from his residence in the Orodo community, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State two weeks ago.

He has been rescued unhurt by operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping unit after a hot duel with the kidnappers in the forest, according to the police.

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The police spokesman stated that during the raid, the operatives arrested one of the abductors, while many others fled the location.

He said the command had earlier apprehended one of the kidnappers during a manhunt at their enclaves, adding that the suspect informed the police of the whereabouts of the others.

According to Okoye, the kidnappers, upon sighting the police, engaged them in a gun battle but were overpowered by the operatives.

The victim was the chairman of the Imo Council of traditional rulers under Rochas Okorocha, former governor of the state.

In another report, the Anambra State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has asserted that it has secured the conviction of 160 illicit drug traffickers in the state in 2023.

The state Commander of NDLEA, Mr Daniel Onyishi made this known during a sensitisation programme tagged ‘NDLEA And You’, on Friday in Awka.

Onyishi said the conviction was a landmark achievement for the agency and a critical milestone in the fight against drug trafficking in the state.

He said the command also intercepted 3.3 tons of illicit drugs and substances in 2023.

“We commend the judiciary for the reforms that are ensuring a faster prosecution of illegal drug peddlers in the state, this will help create a society free of illicit drugs.

The Eastern Updates

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