William Aya, spokesman of the police in Kogi State, has said no ransom was paid for the release of Usman Sani, acting Ejeh of Ankpa, who was abducted last Friday.
Sani, a First Class traditional ruler in Kogi State, who doubles as the Director of Local Government in Ankpa LG, was kidnapped while observing morning prayers. He was released on Sunday.
“I am not aware of any ransom paid to the kidnappers. The kidnappers were under pressure after our officers were drafted to the scene of the incident, and other strategic areas that could lead to their waterloo. With this, they had no option than to release him immediately. We are making frantic effort to arrest those criminals behind this act. Kogi can never be a safe haven for criminals,” he said.
He added that the police is working round the clock to secure the release of the former chairman of Olamaboro LGA, Barr. Isaac Emmanuel Ekpa, who was abducted around Ochadamu in Ofu LGA, last week Friday.