A Twist in Kidnapping Case of Hilton Wicks in Eastern Cape
The Eastern Cape Hawks have confirmed that kidnappers released Hilton Wicks in the early hours of Monday. As reported by TimesLIVE, Wicks, a 24-year-old businessman, was kidnapped near his home in Nqanqarhu (formerly Maclear) early on Friday.
Yolisa Mgolodela, the Eastern Cape Hawks spokesperson, said that Wicks was found safe and sound. She added that the kidnappers dropped the former head boy at Kingswood College in Makhanda off at Kei Bridge early on Monday.
Mgolodela did not disclose whether the family met the ransom demands or not. “We don’t discuss ransom and we won’t say whether the ransom was paid because that would be perpetuating the crime,” she said.
TimesLIVE reported that Wicks was taken in Maclear early on Friday, according to several posts shared on social media. One of the posters on Facebook said they saw Wicks with the alleged kidnappers driving towards Langeni in a white VW Polo with an unknown registration plate.
The Hawks in the Eastern Cape confirmed that a young businessman, Hilton Wicks, 24, who was kidnapped on Friday near his home in Nqanqarhu (formerly Maclear), was released in the early hours of Monday morning. https://t.co/J9PFfpANqp
— Times LIVE (@TimesLIVE) March 27, 2023
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