Port Harcourt - The Rivers Commissioner for Power, Mr Augustine Nwokocha, has been freed by his captors.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the commissioner was abducted by gunmen on October 12 at Omoku in the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of the state.
The Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, Mr Ben Ugwuegbulam, told NAN on Sunday in Port Harcourt that Nwokocha was release on Oct.19 at 9:30 p.m.
He said that another person who was abducted together with Nwokocha had also regained his freedom, adding, however, that the identity of the person was yet to be known.
Ugwuegbulam said the command was not aware if any ransom was paid before the commissioner could be released.