In Imo, abductors bury man alive, demand N30m ransom

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

A SLEEPY community in Eziala, Mgbidi, Oru West Local Council of Imo State has been thrown into shock and   mourning following the abduction of one of the leaders, Chief Oliver Ononaku, who was subsequently buried alive just outside the village.

Another community leader in the area, Chief Iroku Nduka, who narrated the incident to The Guardian Tuesday, said Onunuka was abducted on December 27, 2012 by a five- man gang and taken to a bush in Ozara, Oru, where his hands and legs were tied before he was buried while alive.

The Guardian was further told that the deceased had a land dispute with a kinsman of his who made arrangements for the hoodlums to silence him.

The mastermind, according to the source, watched while Ononaku was being buried alive.

According to Nduka, children and relations of the late Ononaku, soon after the incident when the deceased could not be found, reported the matter.

The Guardian further gathered that the abductors later opened communication with the family demanding a ransom of N30 million. which was said to have been deposited at an agreed location close to where a policeman, who pretended like a mad man, had been stationed.

“When one of the abductors came out from the bush to collect the said ransom, he was immediately shot and arrested.

“He later confessed to the police how he was sent by the suspect as well as leading the police to the spot where Ononaku had been buried.

“The body was later exhumed, while the suspect made confessional statements that led to the arrest of others.”

The deceased’s body has since been deposited to a morgue in the state.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO). Mr. Vitalis Onugu said he was outside the state on another assignment.

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