Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
After spending barely 48 hours in the den of kidnappers, the Prelate of the Methodist Church, His Eminence Samuel Uche, abducted Sunday afternoon by unknown gunmen suspected to be herders has been freed.
The cleric Kidnapped along two others on his entourage around Lokpa axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway was released Monday evening.
Police confirmed his release and said the other victims kidnapped along with the Prelate had also been released unhurt.
Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in charge of Abia State, Geoffrey Ogbonna, who confirmed this to Ikengaonline, however, refused to give details.
Earlier in the day, the Methodist Church had said that the kidnappers were demanding a ransom of N100 million.
It was, however, not known if any ransom was paid.