Rivers State Police Command has rescued the monarch of Mgbuolua in Rundele Community, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Eze G.A. Omodu.
Omodu, who was kidnapped on boxing day, was freed by security operatives barely 12 hours after he was kidnapped.
DAILY POST had reported that the traditional ruler was abducted at gunpoint at his residence and taken to an unknown destination.
According to Rivers PPRO, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, the monarch’s car was found at the boundary between Ndele and Rumuji communities after police mobilised a search party.
The hoodlums set the victim free after they realised the police was on their trail.
Omoni said: “We did not waste any time as our men went into the bush in search of the traditional ruler and they were able to rescue him. The kidnappers left him when they noticed that our men were getting close.
“The rescue of the monarch was achieved under 12 hours after he was kidnapped. Our Anti-Kidnapping Unit moved into the area and into the bush. The result is that the traditional ruler has been rescued.”