One of the three wedding guests who were kidn@pped after leaving the ceremony at Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo state, on August 28, has regained his freedom.
Collins Alaefula was released on Saturday September 17, after his family members paid the complete amount the kidnappers demanded for.
The other wedding guests, Mmadu Promise and Victor Chibuike were released earlier after their families paid ransom to the kidnappers.
A source told Punch:
“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 ransom wasn’t complete.”
The victims who rode in a Lexus 330 gray-colored 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 have contacted their families a few days after and demanded an undisclosed amount of money as an addition to their release.
The spokesperson for the police in the state, Micheal Abattam, had yet to respond to an inquiry concerning the development.