The Chairman of Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, Aduge Okorodudu, who was kidnapped on Saturday night, has been released by his abductors.
It was gathered that Okorodudu regained freedom in the early hours of Tuesday.
The Commissioner of Police for Delta State Command, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, confirmed the release of the abducted council chairman in a telephone conversation with journalists in Warri on Tuesday morning.
The CP said, “Yes, he has been released. That is the information I got today (Tuesday)”
Okorodudu was kidnapped by arms-wielding hoodlums on Saturday night along Mbiaku Link Road in Warri GRA.
The council chairman, who was in the company of his driver, was waylaid and whisked to an unknown destination about 8 pm.
The driver of the victim, who was reportedly shot by the gunmen before they took custody of the Warri North Council chairman, sustained severe injuries.