Kidnappers Release Captured Delta LGA Boss

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From Joseph Obukata (The New Diplomat’s N’Delta Correspondent)

Hon. Aduge Okorodudu, the Chairman of Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, who was abducted barely 72 hours ago, has regained his freedom.

Okorodudu was released in the early hours of Tuesday, the Delta Police Command confirmed the news.

Although circumstances surrounding his release were still sketchy as of press time, a source claimed a ransom payment was made to his captors.

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When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, however confirmed his release but could not give details.

She said, “it is true. He has been released but we are yet to get the details”.

It would be recalled the council chairman was seized along Mabiaku-Ajamimogha link road in Warri Government Reserved Area (GRA) after his driver was shot around 7:pm Saturday night.

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.

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