His elder brother, Orondaam Otto, announced the good news on his Instagram page a few hours ago.
The 26-year-old founder of Slum2School described the seven days ordeal of his brother as the scariest thing that ever happened to the family.
He said that initially, the family did not want the media to announce that the Gulder search winner was kidnapped but unfortunately the news went viral online, which hardened the hearts of the kidnappers.
The kidnappers, however, released Chimenem on Thursday night after seven days in their den.
He wrote, “The past 7 days have been the toughest and scariest days for me & my family.
“My younger brother got kidnapped while travelling into Port Harcourt. He was driving on Emuoha road and suddenly a group of men ahead of him randomly opened fire on his car forcing him to stop and he was abducted and taken into the forest.
“Unfortunately, the news found its way on several media blogs even when we never wanted it to and the kidnappers loved the media buzz and doubled the ransom with more threats.
“But because we serve a Great God who governs, protects and oversees the earth because He answers us when we call on Him, my brother was released last night unhurt and without a scratch after 7 days.
“Thanks to everyone who had heard the news and reached out to us. Your support and show of love filled our hearts when they were empty and I can’t thank you all enough.
“Our prayers have been answered and God has done what He alone can do best. My younger brother @ottocanon is free and safe. And I pray the same for our country.”