No Ransom Paid For Dornu Kogbara’s Release -Police


The Rivers State Police Command says that no ransom was paid before the Vanguard’s Columnist, Dornu Kogbara regained freedom from her abductors late Friday.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muhammad Ahmad, stated this while confirming the release of the Vanguard Columnist in Port Harcourt just as he dispelled insinuations in some quarters that ransom may have been paid to secure her release.
Ahmad said that the popular Columnist was in good health, adding that the Police had assured of her unconditional release.
The state Police image maker, however, could not disclose the strategies adopted to secure her release but assured that the Police would continue to live up to its responsibilities to ensure protection of lives and property in the state.
Dornu Kogbara was kidnapped on August 30th, but regained her freedom last Friday at about 10pm in Port Harcourt.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Musa Kino paid a solidarity visit to Dornu Kogbara at her Port Harcourt residence on Saturday, at 4.30am.
It would be recalled that the State Police boss had last Tuesday assured the family and the people of the State that the Vanguard Columnist would regain her freedom soon, as according to him, the Police were putting every necessary measures in place that would fast-track her release.
Speaking to journalists on Saturday morning, Dornu Kogbara, expressed disappointment with Niger Delta youths, alleging that they were responsible for her kidnap.
According to her, the kidnappers told her that they have been abandoned, but decided to kidnap her to have their own share from the looted Federal Government funds.
“I am a columnist and not a looter,” she stated.