Council chairman’s octogenarian father regains freedom after three months in kidnappers’ den

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Eighty-year-old Pa Napoleon Alale, father of Sagbama Local Government Chairman in Bayelsa State has regained freedom after spending about three months in the den of his kidnappers.

The council chairman, Embeleakpo Alale, made the disclosure in a statement in Sagbama on Tuesday.

The statement signed by the Chairman’s Press Secretary, Mr Nikade Anderson, said that the octogenarian was released about 1am on Tuesday, at Otuokpoti river in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.

The chairman said his father is receiving medical attention to ascertain his health status.

He expressed appreciation to God over the safe return of his father, and also thanked Governor Douye Diri and his deputy, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, for their intervention and moral support throughout the harrowing experience.

Alale also appreciated associates, members of the public and the media for the overwhelming display of solidarity during the trying period.

Pa Alale was abducted from his residence at Agbere in the early hours of Friday, May 8 by unknown gunmen.

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