Kidnapped Imo wedding guest regains freedom

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Collins Alaefula, who was kidnaped alongside two others after leaving a wedding ceremony at Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo state, on August 28, has been released by his abductors.

Alaefula was freed on Saturday after his relatives allegedly sourced the complete amount of money demanded as ransom by his abductors.

His abductors had on September 9 freed the two others, Mmadu Promise and Victor Chibuike, who were kidnapped alongside with him after they had allegedly paid the money their kidnappers demanded, asking Alaefula’s relatively to rally round to complete the amount slammed on him as the condition for his freedom.

A source said “Alaefula Collins one of the three young men kidnapped over three weeks ago has finally been released.

“The kidnappers refused to release him last week together with his two other friends because according to the family, his ransome wasn’t complete.”

The victims who rode in a Lexus 330 gray coloured vehicle were declared missing on August 28 after they left a wedding ceremony in Isiala Mbano LGA to Owerri, their base.

After their whereabouts were not ascertained, their families declared them missing and reportedly reported the situation at the Police station in Owerri.

Their kidnappers were said to had contacted their families few days after and demanded an undisclosed amount of money as the condition for their release.

The spokesperson for the police in the state, Micheal Abattam, had yet to respond to an inquiry concerning the development.

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