Police confirm release of Vanguard Columnist, Kogbara….Premium Times

Donu Kogbara

The police in Rivers on Saturday confirmed the release of Vanguard Newspaper columnist, Donu Kogbara, abducted from her residence 11 days ago.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmad Muhammad, said in Port Harcourt that Ms. Kogbara was freed in the early hours of Saturday.

He said the state commissioner of police, Musa Kimo, had already visited Ms. Kogbara in her family residence in Port Harcourt.

Mr. Muhammad said Ms. Kogbara was in good condition and had reunited with her family.

The police spokesman, however, did not say if any ransom was paid before she was released or if any arrest was made.

Ms. Kogbara was kidnapped in front of her house in the Nkpogu area of Port Harcourt on Sunday, August 30.

She worked for the BBC, Channel 4, the Sunday Times and the Mail and has been reporting for the Vanguard newspaper for some 30 years.

She was visiting her family when she was abducted.

On September 9, the Rivers State commissioner of police said five suspected kidnappers had been killed by the authorities and three kidnap victims rescued.