Abducted popular native doctor, Chukwudozie Nwangwu, popularly known as “Akwa Okuko Tiwaraki” has regain his freedom barely one week after his abduction.
The Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed his release said the native doctor was released by his abductors in the early hours of Saturday.
Nwangwu was kidnapped around 11:30 p.m on Sunday, July 23 at Oba in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state while two of his personal aides were shot dead.
A source who claims to be close to the victim said his abductors demanded for N300million before he could be released.
“His friends rallied round and raised the money for the abductors, but they demanded for additional N50million, which was also delivered to them, before he was released,” the source said.
Police spokesperson who confirmed demands for ransom by the kidnappers, however said information at his disposal said the family was yet to make any payment.
According to Ikenga, “I have information that his abductors have contacted with friends and relatives and are demanding some millions.
“I also have information that his abductors are demanding some specific amount which I have not gotten the accurate figure.
“According to speculation, they said it’s over N200 and something million, if not N300m.
“I also have information that they have not paid, I also have information that he has been released by his abductors and we are making efforts to get information behind what happened.”