Nkiru Sylvanus and former Mr Nigeria Kenneth Okolie who were kidnapped in Owerri a few days ago has been released. But just like in the other kidnap cases of late, no ransom payment was mentioned. The kidnappers had initially demanded a N100 million naira.
Sources say they were blindfolded and dropped off at an unknown location in Owerri where they were later picked up by their friends.
Kenneth, Nkiru and another yet to be identified passenger left a movie location in Owerri late Saturday night and were heading to another location, when gunmen blocked Nkiru’s car between Concorde Hotel and Cathedral Road in Owerri, and took all three passengers in the car.