The three medical personnel, including the former Edo State Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Phillip Ugbodaga, who were kidnapped recently in Imo State, have regained their freedom. The other two kidnap victims were Mrs. Anne Usman, a Matron in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City and Mr. Sunny Omo-Alasa, a health worker.
Narrating their ordeal to newsmen in Owerri, Mrs. Usman said: “When we got to Orlu that night, we did not know the right way to Uburu Ekwe. So, we hired a commercial motorcyclist to direct us. Just a few minutes after we started the journey, a sports utility vehicle overtook our car and blocked us”.
“Three of us were ordered into the hoodlums’ SUV. They quickly reversed and sped off to their den, through a very lonely road. All the efforts by residents of the community to flag the vehicle down that night, were rebuffed”, the woman recalled with grief.