The traditional ruler of Umuezeala-Ama in Imo State, Eze Aloy Igwe, has regained his freedom one week after his abduction by unknown assailants.
According to The PUNCH, an undisclosed amount of ransom was paid to secure the release of the monarch who was kidnapped on December 14.
Recall that the monarch was abducted while discussing with his subjects at Nkwo- Umuezeala market two days after two traditional rulers, Acho Ndukwe and Paul Ogbu from Ihube autonomous communities were kidnapped with their palaces and vehicles razed.
Also known as the Ezeala 1 of Umuezeala-Ama autonomous Community in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state, the monarch was released Wednesday evening.
The source said, “Ezeala 1 of Umuezeala-Ama autonomous community, Eze Aloy Igwe, has been released. He is home now. He regained his freedom on Wednesday evening.
“The community made it clear to the kidnappers who were demanding a huge amount of money for ransom that there is no money. This is a man who buried his mother not more than one month ago.”
Meanwhile, Ndukwe was rescued after the incident when security operatives raided Orsu LGA and Lilu community in Anambra State.