The wife of a former military administrator of old Ogun and River states, Mrs. Comfort Ewang, late Thursday night regained freedom from her abductors atfer 22 days in kidnappers’ den.
Though the details of her release is still sketchy as at press time, the Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Command, Mr. Walter Rugbere, confirmed the release of the admimistrator’s wife. He said, “My boys are on their way now to pick her in Eket.”
The kidnappers had reportedly demanded for N100m ransom after collecting N25m from Ewang.
Ewang had paid the N25m ransom with the hope that his wife would be freed, but he was disappointed as the gunmen set the car in which the money was conveyed to their hideout ablaze, seized the driver of the vehicle and later fled with the money.
A source at Ewang’s campaign organisation ,on Thursday, told our correspondent that the kidnappers had made a fresh demand of another N100m
The former military administrator had on Monday told our correspondent that he could no longer continue to speak with the kidnappers on the grounds that they had not shown any sign of seriousness in freeing his wife, saying they were also in the habit of increasing the ransom on a daily basis.
“Even the former administrator has stopped communicating with the kidnappers because there was no sign that they wanted to release the woman Ewang’s wife). The latest now is that they are asking for another N100m after Ewang had already paid N25m.” the source, who pleaded anonymity said on Thursday.