The family of abducted former senator in Akwa Ibom, Nelson Effiong has said the senator is still in captivity, twenty-two days after his abduction
Recall that Effiong, who represented Akwa Ibom South Senatorial district in the 8th national Assembly was abducted on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at about 9pm while relaxing in his lounge in Uyo the state capital.
It was gathered that the hoodlums drove into his premises in a Toyota Camry car and shot sporadically into the air, scaring away people before taking the former lawmaker away.
Speculations in the state had it that Effiong has been released after the payment of ransom by the family.
But a relative of the senator, Uyoh Effiong in an interview with Newsmen in Uyo, said his brother was still in the kidnappers’ captivity adding people have been calling him to congratulate him over the release of his brother but he insisted that the information is fake.
His words, “They have not released him. He is still there. The news that he has been released is fake. If they had released him, remember I promised that I will inform you about it. So that news is a fake one.
“A lot of people have been calling me, telling me congratulations about his release, but it is not true that he has regained his freedom.
Infact we have been worried and praying that he should be released because it is three weeks and one day today since he was abducted.
Reacting, the Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macedon, when contacted said the command is not aware of any information about his release.
He said “We are not privy to that information. I don’t report on unofficial channels like I keep saying, so I cannot talk about it. For now, the command is not aware”