Almost two weeks after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ahoada East Local Government Area, Chief Cassidy Ikegbidi, has regained freedom.
Ikegbidi was released by his captors on Monday, even as a source close to the local government said no ransom was paid before he regained freedom.
The council boss was kidnapped on April 18, 2015 at his residence in Yiboko community by unidentified gunmen who wore camouflage.
For many days, members of his family had expressed fear over the safety of their breadwinner as his captors refused to contact any of them for ransom.
The Press Secretary to the council chairman, Mr. Blessed Oyagiri, said on Monday that Ikegbidi was currently receiving treatment.
Oyagiri explained that everybody in the local government area was excited over the release of the chairman, adding that Ikegbidi was released without any ransom.