Gunmen have released the Anambra State commissioner for public utilities, Engr Emeka Ezenwanne who was kidnapped on Wednesday night.
Newsonspot.com.ng reports that Ezenwanne was abducted on Wednesday during an attack on a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Chukwuma Soludo, which left three police officers dead.
Soludo was attacked at Isuofia in Aguata Local Government Area, during an interactive session between him and some Isuofia youths.
The former Governor of CBN has shown interest in the governorship race in Anambra State on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
It was gathered that Ezenwanne was kidnapped after scaling the fence in attempt to escape, but ran into the gunmen.
Confirming his release in a statement on Sunday, Anambra police spokesman Tochukwu Ikenga said Ezenwanne was released in safe condition in the early hours of Sunday.
A source also said, “I just spoke to the commissioner now. He has been freed, and he is in good health too.
“He denied paying any ransom, and also told me that his abductors did not maltreat him in anyway.”
It was gathered that Ezenwanne was released at about 1am on Easter day.
Newsonspot.com.ng reports that massive joy and jubilation erupted across the community following news of the commissioner’s release.
After Ezenwanne was kidnapped, the traditional ruler of the town, Igwe (Col) CAO Muoghalu (retd) had invoked the wrath of the land against the perpetrators.