The Acting Ejeh of Akpa, Alhaji Usman Sani who was kidnapped last week has regained his freedom.
Sani, the Director of Local Government in Ankpa was kidnapped on Friday, 18th December 2020, at about 5:30am while entering a Mosque in Ankpa.
He was released by his abductors on Sunday.
The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), in Kogi State DSP William Ovye Aya confirmed the release to newsmen on Monday.
He said the State Commissioner of Police Edeh Ayuba Edeh gave a directive that officers of the Nigerian Police be drafted to the scene of the incident and comb every area within the Eastern axis to ensure the release of the traditional ruler.
The Police PPRO, however, debunked reports that the monarch was released after the families gave ransom to the kidnappers.
He claimed the monarch was released unhurt and had since reunited with his family.
“I am not aware of any ransom paid to the kidnappers. The kidnappers were under pressure after our officers were drafted to the scene of the incident and other strategic areas that could lead to their waterloo. With this, they had no option than to release him immediately. We are making frantic efforts to arrest those criminals behind this act. Kogi can never be a safe haven for criminals” he stated.