Akpabuyo Monarch Kidnap: Police Yet To Confirm His Freedom After Reports Of Rescue

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By Godwin Otang

The Cross River State Command of the Nigerian Police Force says they are yet to confirm the rescue of kidnapped Akpabuyo Local Government Area Paramount Ruler, HRH Etinyin Lawrence Edet.

The Paramount Ruler who hails from Esuk Mba Community in the LGA was kidnapped on Monday, December 11, 2023, in his hometown.

In the late hours of Wednesday, December 13th, reports had that he was rescued along the Oron river in Akwa Ibom State by Naval officers and ten kidnappers killed in the operation.

However, when contacted for confirmation on Thursday morning, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer  (PPRO) SP Irene Ugbo, said the command is yet to confirm the release of the monarch as at the time of this report.

“That information (of the release of the Paramount Ruler),  is not confirmed yet. We are still on it. I was able to reach the family of the victim, and they told me not yet, that they have not seen their father, but that they have been in touch with him, they spoke with him yesterday,” she said; giving a clue he is rescued.

The Spokesperson continued: “As much as we want him released, our hands are on deck to make sure he is released. It’s not good news yet, we are still on it, we can not just start talking about what has not been done. We are still on it.”

The earlier reports also said the victim is receiving treatment in an undisclosed health facility.

More details subsequently…

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