The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the unconditional release of His Royal Majesty (HRM), King (Dr) Aaron Miller, the Okama of Ikuru in Andoni Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State, from his captors.
Security Watch Africa reports that the monarch was released last night at a forest in Abissa, Akuku Toru LGA, where he had been held in captivity for a month now.
According to SP Nnamdi Omoni, the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), the release of the monarch was as a result of a robust synergy with the Navy.
Omoni said: “ Through collaborative efforts, both Agencies from inception, worked relentlessly and with the aid of technical assistance, among other measures led to his release.
“ Recall that the Monarch was abducted on February 21, from his home town, Ikuru and taken to an unknown destination. However, the Police in the wake of the incident, deployed strategically and mounted unassailable pressure on the Kidnappers.
“ In one of such pressures, the King’s clothes and hat were recovered at a creek, while one Wariboko Basoene was arrested. In the course of investigation, the suspect who made useful confessions to the Police finally led the Operatives to a forest in Abissa, where the Monarch was eventually rescued, unhurt. “
Narrating his ordeal in the hands of his abductors, the Royal Father who was in an expansive mood, candidly expressed gratitude to God Almighty for his release, using the instrumentality of the Police and others who contributed directly or indirectly to his release.
Earlier the Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday who led his Officers to the residence of the Monarch, equally thanked God for the release and commended his men for the feat.
He noted that on assumption of duty, he was confronted with the dastardly incident but however put in place adequate machinery to ensure the safe and unconditional release of the King and his kinsman,(the Lecturer) kidnapped, simultaneously.
“ It may interest you to note, that only last week the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, summoned the CP to their Secretariat and charged him to redouble efforts and ensure that their Colleague was released in record time.
“ Interestingly, less than three days after the Charge, the Monarch was released to the Glory of God, to reunite with his Council Members and his family and friends.
“ The Rivers State Police Command wishes to reiterate its commitment to ensure that the State is safe and secure with the strong pledge to tackle all manner of criminal elements headlong, while soliciting for the full cooperation and support of all and sundry in information sharing, as a panacea for crime Fighting, ” the PPRO added.