Operatives of Imo State police command have reportedly rescued a magistrate in charge of Ihiaagwa magistrate’s council in the Owerri West Local Government Area of the state, B. U. Adikibe, after reportedly spending 48 hours in the kidnappers’ den.
It was learnt that the female magistrate was on March 15, allegedly abducted by gunmen on Owerri-Port Harcourt expressway on her way home after close of work.
The jurist’s driver who was equally kidnapped was later released by the gunmen who established contacts with her family, demanding N2m ransom.
But speaking to Southern City News on Friday, police spokesperson in the state, Andrew Enwerem, said the magistrate had been rescued unhurt and reunited with her family.
Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who disclosed that no ransom was paid for her release, said the operatives of the command rescued her in an undisclosed forest.
According to him, the manhunt for the suspected kidnappers had commenced.