Abducted Immigration Officer Released From Kidnappers Den

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Chiemelie Ezeobi

Three days after he was abducted by an unknown kidnap gang, a Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) officer, one , Peter Ofulue attached to the Immigration Passport Office, Ikoyi, Lagos, was on Wednesday evening finally been released by his captors.

Ofulue was reportedly released at about 4.30pm without any ransom paid, despite the earlier demands by the kidnappers for N30million to secure his release.

It was gathered that the victim was released when the kidnappers realised that no ransom was forthcoming, so they just collected his phone and the cash he had on him before they released him.

Ofulue was kidnapped by armed men on his way to the office on Monday, as he was trying to board a boat. The armed men were said to have stormed the jetty in an unregistered car and whisked him away.

After a day in captivity, his family was finally contacted on Tuesday evening and the ransom demand made.
Although his release was unexpected, the Lagos State Police Command were already making inroads into securing his release and arresting the masterminds.