Abducted Father Of Cross River Deputy Governor Released

The Cross River Police Command on Monday announced the release of Etubom Essien Cobham, father of the state’s deputy governor, Efiok Cobham, who was abducted by unknown gunmen on Friday

A statement by Hogan Bassey, the police public relations officer, in Calabar said that Cobham was released by his abductors on Sunday.

He did not give details as to how the elder statesman was released or whether any ransom had been paid.

“Pa Cobham has been released; he was released due to pressure from the police,” Bassey said.

Gunmen took away Cobham around 2.a.m. on Friday from his Creek Town’s country home in Odukpani local government area of Cross River.

The deputy governor’s uncle, who was also abducted by the gunmen, has also been released

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