Freed Anambra state native doctor, Mr. Chidozie Nwangwu, popularly known as Akwa Akuko Tiwaraki has boasted that he willingly offered himself to be kidnapped last Sunday July 23, 2023.
Speaking shortly after he regained his freedom from kidnappers’ den, six days after on Saturday morning, Nwangwu said, “Let me tell you all what happened. While I was in the kidnappers den, I listened to radio and saw how people were speaking all kinds of rubbish, so I decided to set the record straight.
“What really happened was that I was there (at home) that day, at around 11:30, when someone named Okey Japan called me and said there were at my hotel, and that they were spending money, and had spent close to N300,000, and that they would have wanted me to be around.
“I obliged them and drove to the hotel all by myself, in my new car. No one came with me. I was there, and not up to 30 minutes, gunshot rented the air. People started running Helter skelter. I now went out to see what was happening, and the people started shooting at me.
“They killed two of my security men. I don’t want to reveal much now, but I know that two things can only save a man. If your charms doesn’t save you, your money will save you.
“Anyone who has charms should have money. So the people took me into their car. If I wanted to run away, I would have run away, but I have seen those that were shot, and I said if I leave, they will kill many people. A lot of people were lying down, and if I wanted to leave, they would have killed many.
“The story too would have been that the whole thing started when I came in, meaning that I was the one who brought in kidnappers. I decided to follow them to show that my hands are clean. What I did was to save many souls. If you think they took me because I ate people’s money, but let me tell you I did not. If I eat your money, come to me I will give you money because I have money.
“People may be rejoicing that it happened to me, but let me tell you, if the death that killed the rich, encounters the poor, it will crush him.
“This whole thing is related to this sit at home people, and they mentioned names of more people they will take, but it’s not something I can say now. They killed many in front of me. They killed up to 20 people before me. I did not take anyone’s money, they just came to kidnap and their target is people who have money. They wanted to kidnap as many as 50 people from my hotel that day, but I rather followed them.”
The native doctor was said to be reportedly giving people “escape powers” from abductors before he eventually became a kidnap victim.