The 80-years-old Pa Napoleon Alale, father of the Sagbama local government area chairman in Bayelsa State, Hon. Embeleakpo Alale has regained freedom after spending about three months in the kidnappers den.
The son, in a statement issued by his media aide, Dr. Nikade Anderson, confirmed yesterday that the abductors handed over the octogenarian at Otuokpoti River in Ogbia local government area at about 1am after making series of contacts with the family towards securing his release.
Hon. Embeleakpo while noting that his father is receiving medical attention to ascertain his health status, expressed appreciation to God over the safe return of his father.
Confirming the development, authorities of the Bayelsa State Police Command, said the combined efforts by security agencies led to the arrest of one Commander Mummy Reuben, who was the mastermind of the kidnap.
The police spokesperson, Asinim Butswat, noted that the suspect has confessed to how he conspired with others to carry out the kidnap. “Consequently, the kidnappers released the victim, Pa Napoleon Alale at about 0100hours at Otuokpoti, Ogbia local government area, Bayelsa State,” he said.
LEADERSHIP recalls that Pa Alale was whisked away from his country home at Agbere in the early hours of Friday, 8th of May, 2020 by unknown gunmen.