Kidnapped Delta Labour chairman regains freedom

The Delta State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Goodluck Ofobruku, who was reportedly abducted last Saturday by unknown gunmen has regained his freedom.

TribuneOnline gathered that the labour leader who was kidnapped at a suburban area of Asaba, the state capital was released on Monday night.

It could not be ascertained if any ransom was paid by the family members who were earlier contacted by the abductors.

Following his release, the labour house in Asaba was agog with excitement on Tuesday.

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Secretary of NLC in the state, Comrade Innocent Ofuonyade, and aide to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on labour matters, Comrade Mike Okeme, confirmed the release of the abductee on Tuesday.

Ofobruku was driving out of his street at the Ibusa axis of the Asaba- Ogwashi Uku-Ughelli highway at about 8 pm to purchase drugs on Saturday night when the criminals said to be robbing people at a drinking joint in the area intercepted him.

The state Commissioner of Police, Hafix lnuwa who confirmed the release of the NLC chairman advised people, and especially VIPs, to be more safety cautious about their movement and to be discreet in the use of official vehicles.

The Delta police command boss assured of the readiness of the police to ensure the safety of lives and property of law-abiding citizens and sued for the cooperation of people by giving useful information to the police promptly.

 

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