Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Clement Amoko attached to Edo State Investigation and Intelligence Bureau (SIIB), who was seized on Sunday morning at his Ogida Quarters, Benin, the state capital, has regained freedom.
It was gathered in Benin the rescue operation was carried out by officers and men of Edo Police Command’s various tactical teams and strike forces.
Amoko, who was immediately reunited with his family, was still receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Benin following heavy beatings he reportedly got from the kidnappers.
Edo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Princewill Osaigbovo, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), confirmed Amoko’s rescue.
The Nation had reported the kidnappers invaded the home of Amoko and whisked him away in the presence of his wife and children.
The criminals later contacted the family of the kidnapped policeman to demand huge ransom.
But The Nation could not confirm if the ransom was paid before Amoko regained his freedom.