Imo activist pays kidnappers N7m ransom, says ‘I saw death’

A popular Imo State -humanitarian
Paulcy Iwuala , has regained his freedom after spending 14 days in his abductors ’ den .
Describing his experience in the hands of his abductors , the visibly shaken Iwuala said , “ I saw death . ”

It was gathered that Iwuala was dropped off at Atta in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State by the kidnappers in the wee hours of Tuesday .

According to a family source who craved not to be mentioned , Iwuala was freed after friends and family members provided over N 7 m in installments as ransom to his abductors who had earlier demanded N 50 m for his freedom .

The kidnap victim who narrated his experience to our Correspondent at his family house in Owerri said that he “ saw death . ”

He said , “ What I experienced for 14 days was better imagined than experienced. I was blindfolded , taken to a forest and was beaten continuously like a common criminal . I was not allowed to take my bath .

“ They initially demanded for N 50 m , but thank God , I am a free man now . They did not release my jeep to me . They even called a buyer in my presence .

“ The doctor is here and I am ready to run all the medical tests ; but most importantly , I want to thank millions of Nigerians who prayed and launched a social media campaigns for my release .

“ This experience has further fortified me to keep fighting for humanity , the destitute , the less privileged ones , orphans and sick children .

“ We must devote our life for God ’s use only . ”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Andrew Enwerem , could not be reached for comments as he was said to be at the South East Security Summit in Owerri , with the Inspector General of Police , Ibrahim Idris , also in attendance .

Just we reported last on orjisblog that Iwuala , founder of Genius Eye International , was kidnapped along the Spibat area of Owerri while returning from the birthday party of one of his friends at the new Owerri axis of the state capital .

After holding Iwuala for 10 days , his abductors communicated with his family , demanding a huge amount of money as ransom .

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