The traditional ruler of Achi Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state, Eze Henry Madumere, has regained freedom after five days in kidnappers den.
The monarch who is the father of a former deputy governor of the state, Eze Madumere, was kidnapped on Friday at Iho in the Ikeduru LGA.
He was on the way to a function when some gunmen double-crossed his vehicle, shot in the air aimlessly, before whisking him away.
But ex-deputy governor on Wednesday announced that his octogenarian father had regained his freedom in a statement released by his media aide, Uche Onwuchekwa.
The statement read, “The father of the former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere’s father, HRH, Eze Henry Anoruo Madumere, has regained freedom from his abductors.
“Pa Madumere who is the traditional ruler of Ezi-Mbieri Autonomous Community was released by the kidnappers in the early morning of Wednesday.
“He was, however, taken straight to the hospital for a medical check-up. He arrived at his home town, Achi, Ezi Mbieri Autonomous Community in Mbaitoli local government area of Imo State.
“He was received with a thunderous shouts of joy by his family and subjects.”