The controversy surrounding the alleged kidnap of Anambra State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Ken Emeakayi finally came to a close yesterday as his abductors released him after two days of incarceration.
His freedom, it was learnt, did not come without the payment of an undisclosed ransom fee.
Emeakayi, who was freed on Tuesday night while narrating his ordeal, said that his captors were instructed to assassinate him but divine intervention saved his life.
“On Sunday, the first day of December, 2013, I was on my way to Awka from Ihiala my local government when on reaching Anyasoijiji, a junction between Agulu and Nise on that Agukwunri junction, one RAV4 SUV overtook my car and blocked me and about four young men inside the vehicle, well-armed with weapons opened fire on me and my vehicle.
“After some minutes of steady firing, one of them pulled me out of the vehicle and blindfolded me and pushed me into their waiting RAV4 vehicle and took me away to an unknown destination”.
The state PDP chairman said after some hours of driving, they pulled over and disembarked from the car and trekked for about 15 minutes until they got to a river bank he could not recognize, then his blindfold was removed.
According to Emeakayi, from the interrogation by his abductors, it was obvious that his kidnap was political, just as he added that the leader of the gang which he said has about 80 men under his command from what he could count promised to call him and tell him the politician behind his abduction.
Information Nigeria recalls that the PDP chieftain’s purported abduction was mired in controversy as the Anambra State police command claimed the matter was not reported as it heard read the news on the pages of newspapers like every other Nigerian.