Connect with us

News

Ex-Imo Speaker regains freedom after days in kidnappers’den

Published

on

A former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Lawman Duruji, has regained his freedom after five days in the den of suspected kidnappers.

 His kinsman, Kingsley Chukwu, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Thursday.

 Our correspondent gathered that the ex-lawmaker, who is said to be running for the Ehime Mbano/ Ihitte Uboma/ Obowo Federal Constituency seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, was released after rigorous financial negotiations.

 PUNCH Metro could not immediately ascertain how much was paid for his freedom, but it was gathered that his captors made an initial demand of N15m.

 Chukwu said, “Lawman Duruji, who was abducted a few days ago in his hometown, has regained his freedom to the glory of God. Let this affliction pass us by. Let our God arise and let the enemies scatter.  My youthful and mobile leader has been freed, thanks be to God.”

Copyright PUNCH.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

Contact: [email protected]

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News51 seconds ago

N450m fraud: Court refuses to stay proceedings in ex-minister Bulama, others’ trial

News11 mins ago

Mexico records 33,308 murders in 2021

News33 mins ago

EPL fixtures: Matches to watch this weekend as Premier League top-four race hots up

News53 mins ago

Baby, three others freeze to death near US-Canada border

News1 hour ago

Give back to alma mater, Lagos Baptist alumni tell Nigerians

News1 hour ago

FG builds multipurpose hall for adult literacy centre

News1 hour ago

ICOBA plans N1bn to refurbish school

News1 hour ago

Ondo NSCDC to deploy female officers in schools

News1 hour ago

Mock exam, condition for NECO/ WASSCE registration in Kogi

News1 hour ago

Alumni lament institution’s encroachment

News1 hour ago

BREAKING: 17 dead, 59 injured as explosion rocks Ghana town

News2 hours ago

Full fixtures: Nigeria face Tunisia at AFCON knockout stage, Ivory Coast vs Egypt

News2 hours ago

Beginning of the end of an era and 2023 presidential elections

News2 hours ago

Tinubu’s native intelligence

News2 hours ago

Ekiti community demands compensation for demolished houses, issues ultimatum

News2 hours ago

LASTMA probes officer’s attack on commercial bus, female passenger’s eye injured

News2 hours ago

Two killed, five injured as mast collapses in Benue

News2 hours ago

129 terrorists killed, 64 arrested, 27 victims rescued in two weeks – DHQ

News2 hours ago

Two in court for forging, selling Benue internal revenue receipts

News2 hours ago

Lagos photographer, mentor trade blame over N1m camera lens

News20 hours ago

Dangote Refinery to Reduce Africa’s Petroleum Importation by 36%, says APPO

Entertainment17 hours ago

Woman trends after tattooing ‘baby hair’ to her forehead (photos)

News17 hours ago

What I told Super Eagles before first AFCON game -Eguavoen

Entertainment14 hours ago

Teenage-looking Nigerian boy brutalizes his girlfriend for refusing to open her phone for him (Disturbing video)

Business News16 hours ago

GSK Consumer Healthcare Business Not Worth Than £50bn—Unilever

Entertainment7 hours ago

Actor, Kolawole Ajeyemi reacts to claims that his wife, Toyin Abraham, bought him the Lexus SUV (video)

Metro15 hours ago

Bill Gates Warns Of Pandemics Worse Than Covid-19

News11 hours ago

Benue amends anti-open grazing law, imposes stiffer penalties for offenders

News17 hours ago

Pictorial: Buhari arrives in Kaduna for two-day official visit

Entertainment15 hours ago

Ubi Franklin jokingly pushes reality star, Queen away as she gets ‘romantic’ with him (video)

News20 hours ago

2023: Women’s group backs Osinbajo, seeks Buhari’s support

News21 hours ago

Reps mourn Alao-Akala, say ex-Oyo gov deserves national recognition

Entertainment14 hours ago

“It works, see the glow” – Lady declares after rubbing friend’s sp3rm on her face; says she won’t have to buy expensive creams again (video)

Entertainment17 hours ago

BBNaija star, Omashola and fiancee expecting their first child

News21 hours ago

2023: Underage persons won’t vote, says INEC

Business News15 hours ago

New High-Speed Trains to Boost Lagos Urban Transportation

Metro16 hours ago

I had to sleep with my pastor to get money to feed myself – Nollywood actress confesses

Relationship13 hours ago

7 Types Of People To Avoid When You’re Pregnant

Politics10 hours ago

Reps move to protect capital market investors

Metro17 hours ago

Pastor Asks Members To Pray Naked For Holly Spirit To Penetrate Them (See Photos)

Trending