Ebonyi State Police command with members of Ebonyi Youth Assembly, EYA, weekend secured the release of the kidnapped Medical Director of St Paul’s Hospital, Dr Pius Manyike, who was kidnapped two weeks ago in the state.
Manyike, a Consultant Pediatrician with the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA, who was kidnapped at No. 15A Owerri Street, Abakaliki, by unknown gunmen was in the early hours of Sunday released by his abductors following manhunt staged by youths and the police.
When contacted, the Ebonyi state Police Commissioner, CP Moses Saba Ndagi who confirmed the release of the abducted doctor Sunday morning, however, said that he was yet to get details on the matter.
Meantime in a chat with journalists, the President of Ebonyi Youth Assembly, Comrade Chinedu Ogah disclosed that the abducted doctor was released following efforts by the Ebonyi State Police command and the Ebonyi youth assembly members who trailed the kidnappers to their hideout at Okpoto in Ishielu Local Government Area of the state.
Comrade Ogah stated that the youth group and the state police command with the use of mobile phone tracker were able to trail the hideout of the hoodlums adding that the girlfriend of the kidnapper’s kingpin was also arrested when she put a call across to her partner.
“The youths of Ebonyi state were able to gather information concerning those responsible for his abduction and in the early hours of today, the doctor was released.