Residents of the Nkalagu Obukpa community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, paid the abductors of their traditional ruler, Igwe James Agbogo, one bag of rice, one big chicken, a carton of wine and other food ingredients with N6 million for his freedom.
Agbogo was kidnapped on December 21. He was set free on Christmas Day after spending four days in the den of the kidnappers.
The Nation reports that Agbogo was preparing for his own coronation slated for December 28, when the abductors struck. “Igwe regained freedom yesterday (Christmas) day but he has been taken to the hospital for treatment,” The Nation quoted a village source.
The source said: “His sad kidnap happened at Nkalagu_Obukpa last last Thursday night at about 8:00pm. You know he is preparing for his coronation on 28th December, 2023 after emerging as the Igwe-elect of the community.
“But the funny thing about his kidnap is that the guys demanded the sum of N6 million and insisted that a bag of rice a carton of wine and other food ingredients must accompany the ransom or they would kill him.
“Well, everyone rallied round to make everything available so that Igwe will regain his freedom.”