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Kidnapped Appeal Court judge’s wife, Agube, released in Calabar

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The kidnapped wife of Hon Justice Ignatius Agube of the Court of Appeal, Mrs Ekwele Agube, has regained her freedom after about two weeks in kidnappers’ den.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, confirmed her release which she said took place on Friday night.

“She has been released. No ransom was paid. A team of security agencies led by the police fought for her release. No arrest has been made yet. We are still digging for an arrest to be made,” she said.

Gunmen who drove a Volkswagen Audi80 cab had stormed the victim’s shop at Ekorinim in Calabar on Saturday, July 4, and whisked her away to an unknown destination.

During the incident, Mrs Agube’s personal assistant, Glory Mpama, died.

The Commissioner of Police immediately deployed the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping Squad to go after the fleeing kidnappers who escaped with their victim.

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