Businessman and property developer, Kevin McGeever, was last night released without charge by gardaí after being questioned in relation to his alleged abduction.
The 68-year-old was arrested on Thursday afternoon on suspicion of wasting Garda time.
A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
His partner Siobhan O'Callaghan reported Mr McGeever missing in June last year, a month after he disappeared.
However, he was found by a passersby on a road in Co Leitrim in January of this year in a state of malnutrition and suffering from hypothermia.