Kidnapped Wazobia FM Presenter Regains Freedom


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The Rivers police command has confirmed the release of Mr Anthony Akatakpo, staff of Cool/Wazobia FM station, Port Harcourt.

Akatakpo, a presenter with the station, was shot in the leg and abducted on March 13 in Port Harcourt.

Mrs Grace Iringe-Koko, ASP, and spokesperson of the command, told reporters in Port Harcourt on Thursday that Akatakpo was picked up in the early hours of Thursday.

She said the police was not aware if any ransom was paid for his release and that the presenter had been handed over to his family.

Mrs Candy Akatakpo, wife of Anthony, also told NAN that her husband had been freed by her captors.

“ I am happy to inform you that my husband, Anthony Akatakpo, alias Akas Baba, has regained his freedom.

“ The police picked him up at 1.00am today from an undisclosed location and we are happy to have him back,’’ she said.

Candy also said the bullet which hit her husband’s leg did not pierce the bone.

“ The bullet only touched the flesh and did not hit his bone. We thank God for that. He has been taken to the hospital for treatment.

“ We thank God for his mercies,’’ Candy said.

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