After 31 days in kidnappers den, the proprietor of Sure Foundation Polytechnic, Ukanafun, Dr. Idongesit Udom was released on Wednesday.
The Sensor gathered that Udom who is a retired ExxonMobil Manager was dropped in Aba, Abia. Unconfirmed report says one of his hands was chopped off by the heartless kidnappers for not meeting up the N70 million demanded for his release. He is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Abia State.
It would be recalled that Dr. Udom was kidnapped on April 9, 2017 in his Idung Nneke village while on his way to church.
The dare devil kidnappers then contacted the victim’s family and demanded a whooping N500 million and sale of the Polytechnic to raise the money.
It was further gathered that the ransom was reduced to N70 million.
Confirming the release, the Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, Chukwu Ikechukwu (DSP) said that Dr. Idongesit is recouping in the hospital.
Asked if ransom was paid for his release, Ikechukwu said that the police was not after ransom paid by securing of his release.
He added that investigation is still on-going, assuring that perpetrators would be brought to book. Ikechukwu, commended the state Anti-kidnapping squad for tracking the kidnappers to ehance his release.
A source told our correspondent that more than five million was paid for his release.
Meanwhile, members of the victim’s family have expressed gratitude toGod for safe release of their father. One of the sons who posted on facebook simply said, “all glory returns to God for safe release of my father.”
Aside the family members, the release of Dr. Udom has excited the people of Ukanafun especially staff of the Polytechnic that he is the founder.
Our correspondent learnt that the staff who had been in a very sad mood for the one month that their proprietor was held in captivity were visibly seen praising God when the news of his release was made public.