Nkiru Sylvanus, the Nollywood actress and Special Assistant to Imo State governor on Public Affairs, who was kidnapped last Sunday by unknown gunmen, has regained her freedom.Nkiru was abducted, while returning from a location, where she had gone to shoot a film.
While she was still being held, her captors demanded a N100 million ransom.
It was not certain last night if any ransom was paid for her release.
However, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adisa Bolante, confirmed Sylvanus’s release and said 16 persons have been arrested in connection with the abduction.
The state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, while reacting to the incident, expressed dismay over the kidnap of his aide, saying this was why he banned sirens and vehicles with tinted glasses in the state.
Reported by Thisdayonline.com