Delta chief recounts how kidnappers abducted and killed his sister after collecting N650,000 ransom

Chief Ogadi Hyginus, Iyase of Otolokpo Kingdom, has recounted how kidnappers abducted and murdered his sister after collecting N650,000 ransom from the family. 

However, it was reported that late Mrs. Philomena Ogadi,53, from Otolokpo in Ika-North East Local Government Area of Delta State was kidnaped by a nine-man gang. Operatives of the state police command last week, exhumed her body from a shallow grave where it was buried by the kidnappers. 

Speaking with newsmen, during a visit to the family, Chief Ogadi Hyginus said his sister came back from where she went to process her palm fruits at the engine and was already in her house with her husband when the gang forcefully burst the door open.

He divulged that the kidnappers initially demanded money and the new motorcycle that she recently bought.

“They were about going when suddenly one of them ordered her to enter the motorcycle. And immediately she entered on the motorcycle, they zoomed off. This happened at about 3: am.” he narrated. 

Chief Hyginus also revealed that police have commenced investigation and several arrests made in connection with the case.

Similarly, he pinpointed that it was one of the suspects that took the police to where his sister’s body was buried. 

Asked if the victim had misunderstanding with anyone, Chief Hyginus said his sister was never in any disagreement with any one, describing her as a peaceful and respectful woman. He added that his sister was good to all who knew her.

On his part, the traditional ruler of Otolokpo Kingdom, HRM Obi Collins Ezenwali when contacted, condemned the killing of Mrs. Philomena Ogadi, saying that those behind her death will surely be brought to book.

“You cannot kill someone and expect to walk freely. The perpetrators will be made to face the full wrath of the law when apprehended.” he stated. 

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