The Divisional Police Officer of Fugar Police Division, Edo State Police Command, Ibrahim Aliyu Ishaq, who was kidnapped a week ago, has been freed by his abductors.
According to reports, the police boss was released after payment of an undisclosed amount as a ransom to the kidnappers.
PRNigeria reports that his release was facilitated with the arrest of some suspects over the abduction.
Recall that Ishaq was kidnapped around Ise River along old Auchi – Ekperi-Agenebode road last Friday.
The kidnappers subsequently contacted the family of the police officer for ransom payment.
Ishaq, before his deployment some years ago, had served as DPO in Dakata Police Division in Kano State.
According to reports, the police boss was travelling with his orderly, Friday evening, when they were attacked by the kidnappers.
A source close to the police had said: “He was coming from Agenebode to Fugar and he passed through Ekperi Road and they were attacked. He was kidnapped but his orderly escaped and the kidnappers have made contact this morning and they are demanding N50million. The incident happened around 6.30 pm on Friday.”
The Commissioner of Police Philip Ogbadu ordered an immediate deployment of men of the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime unit, men of the Tactical and Strike teams of the state Police Command to move to the area to rescue the DPO unhurt.