McGeever released from Garda custody

McGeever released from Garda custody
Kevin McGeever

A property developer who was allegedly kidnapped for eight months has been released from plice custody.

Kevin McGeever was questioned for 24 hours on suspicion of wasting garda time.

A Garda spokesman said that a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The 68-year-old former tycoon was emaciated and disorientated when found wandering barefoot on the side of the road near the Cavan-Leitrim border on January 29 this year.

He had lost about five stone and claimed he was abducted at gunpoint from his gated mansion in May last year.

He was arrested at his Craughwell home in Co Galway yesterday and held at Gort Garda Station, the same station where he was reported missing by his partner last June.

He was been held under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act 1994, which contains provisions for wasting garda time and making false allegations.

Mr McGeever, who is originally from Swinford, Co Mayo, had a long beard, hair and nails and was treated for malnutrition when he was found by a motorist in a dishevelled state.

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