A human rights lawyer, based in Warri, Dr Akpomudiaga Odje, who was abducted from his chambers on Sunday night by gunmen has been released.
Dr Odje was reportedly kidnapped at about 6.30pm on Sunday and released by his abductors late in the night on Sunday.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident to reporters on Monday had said the police were investigating the matter.
However, it was gathered on Monday, that Odje had regained his freedom.
One of the legal practitioner’s close associates who confirmed the release said, “Yes, Akpo was kidnapped but he has been released. I think some amount was paid as ransom.”
The spokesperson for the state police command, Edafe also later confirmed the release but noted that he could not say much about it.
He added that the lawyer had not come to the police station for debriefing.