At last, the family of Mr. Akwarandu had cause to wear smile on their faces. This is following the eventual release of their son from hostage after an abduction incident. It will be recalled that a member of the family who is also a Senior Lecturer at Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo Ohaji/Egbema LGA, was on Monday 2nd March kidnapped.
The kidnappers who invaded his house at around 2am that ugly day made it known that kidnapping the young lecturer was their sole aim as they didn’t care to cart away money or any valuables from the house. Mr. Akwaranndu whose house is located at Obinze is a lecturer at the department of Science Laboratory Technology.
The kidnappers demanded for a whopping ten million naira from the family for his release. Www.otowngist.com learnt that the family, in a bid to save their own, went into bargain with the hoodlums which afterwards ended with the family paying far less than that for his release.
He was released on Friday and till now, no suspect have been fingered, while all efforts made to contact Mr. Akwarandu via telephone proved abortive but Www.otowngist.com can vividly reveal that the young and vibrant lecturer has resumed work and was pictured on Thursday around the love garden of the school still looking healthy and happy.