Kidnapped Imo monarch escapes from abductors’ den
The traditional ruler of Isiala Umudi in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State, Joel Nwankwo, has escaped from his abductors.
A source close to the monarch said that the monarch escaped from Okwu forest in the Ikeduru LGA of the state where he was taken to by his abductors.
According to the source, the monarch who was abducted last Friday in front of his office at Tetlow Road in Owerri, the state capital, has reunited with his family.
His abductors had called his family 48 hours after his kidnap and demanded N200m as ransom.
The source said his abductors had reduced the ransom to N12m before he “miraculous” escaped from the den of the kidnappers on Tuesday.