Kidnapped Imo Queen Escapes Kidnapper Hole

The traditional ruler of Isiala Umudi in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of ​​Imo State, Joel Nwankwo, has escaped his captors.

A source close to the monarch said the monarch escaped from Okwu Forest in the Ikeduru LGA of the state where he was taken by his captors.

According to the source, the monarch who was kidnapped last Friday outside his office on Tetlow Road in Owerri, the state capital, has been reunited with his family.

His captors had called his family 48 hours after his kidnapping and demanded N200m as a ransom.

The source said his captors had reduced the ransom to N12m before he “miraculously” escaped from the kidnappers’ lair on Tuesday.

The source said: “By the grace of God, His Royal Highness has escaped from the lair of his captors. He took advantage of the missteps of his captors in Okwu Forest in Ikeduru Local Government Area to run away. By the grace of God’s help came his way in the process and he is now home.

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“They had made a demand of N200m and later reduced it to N12m before he miraculously escaped. His two phones are with them.”

Police spokesman in the state, Michael Abattam, has yet to comment on the investigation into the development.

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