- A corp member reportedly kidnapped in Anambra on Saturday, February 23 has regained freedom
- The Police commissioner in the state, Rabiu Ladodo, announced the abduction Saturday afternoon
- The commissioner however, did not mention the name of the victim
A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving as an ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra state who was adopted on Saturday, February 23, has regained freedom.
The police in the state confirmed the release of the abducted member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed to Indiokolo community in Orumba area of Anambra as electoral ad hoc staff.
Also, the state coordinator of NYSC, Aremu Kehinde, said the female corps had regained her freedom more than five hours after her abduction, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The commissioner, Rabiu Ladodo, earlier announced that a corp member and a presiding officer for Indiokolo unit, Orumba north local government area of Anambra south senatorial zone.
Ladodo said: “There were few isolated incidents recorded such as ballot box snatching at Onuma Imeobi Square ward Six unit 4 Onitsha, vote buying, disruption of election in some polling units, alleged abduction of a presiding officer and a youth corper(sic) in Indiokolo unit, Orumba North LGA of Anambra South Senatorial Zone.
“All cases are under investigation at the State CIID, Awka and effort is being intensified to rescue the abducted persons and bring perpetrators to justice."
However, the police spokesperson in the state later confirmed that only one person was kidnapped.
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