A DIVISION Police Officer (DPO), SP Nwapi Larrycarr, who was recently abducted in the Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State, has regained his freedom, family sources said.
He was reportedly abducted on Thursday at a Hotel in Pankshin three days after he resumed duty as the DPO.
It is not known how much the kidnappers were paid in ransom to get the DPO released.
A family member, who does not want his name in print, told The Nation that the Police officer has regained freedom and reunited with his family.
But Plateau Police Command said he was rescued and not released by his abductors.
A statement on Sunday by the Command’s spokesman, DSP. Alfred Alabo, explained: “Following the gruesome kidnap of SP Nwapi Larrycarr Augustus on 11/01/2023 at about 1930hrs by unidentified gunmen to an unknown destination in Pankshin LGA, the Plateau State Police Command in collaboration with other security agencies and hunters in the area, swung in to resue mission and eventually unshackled and freed the officer from his captors.
“The officers has be taken to the hospital for medical examination and treatment and will soon be reunited with his family.
“In view of the ugly incident, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka, psc(+) assures citizens of the state that the perpetrators will be fished out and arrested to face justice as the Command will leave no stone unturned in the fight against kidnapping in the State.”