The Police in Akwa Ibom have officially confirmed the successful release of Mr. Akpan Essien, a businessman who was abducted in Eket Local Government Area of the state.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) made this announcement to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Eket on Wednesday. Mr. Essien was kidnapped on October 19th from his business premises in Eket. According to a reliable source, he was freed on October 27th after being held captive for eight days.
The source also revealed that a ransom of N50 million was paid for his release. Mr. Essien is currently receiving medical attention in a private hospital within the state.