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‘How kidnappers killed my son after collecting N1.5m ransom’

‘How kidnappers killed my son after accumulating N1.5m ransom’

A Kaduna- primarily based father, Mr. Eguaku Anya has narrated how kidnappers kidnapped his 15- yr -old son, Stephen and killed him after receiving N1.5million ransom.

The prime suspect, Joseph Sylvester, was amongst 217 kidnappers and different suspects paraded by the Kaduna State Police Command on Wednesday.

Anya informed journalists the abductors broke into his home, destroying beneficial property, earlier than kidnapping his son.

In keeping with him: “On the 27th of Might, 2020, this boy (Sylvester) and the opposite individual got here into my home and broken lots of issues.

“They took away our telephones, my laptop computer, my daughter’s cellphone and as well as, they kidnapped my very own son in my automobile and left.

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“My son is 15 years. My son scored 245 in JAMB he handed WAEC and NECO, just for him to enter faculty.

“They (kidnappers) stayed for a very long time earlier than contacting us and after they collected ransom, they switched off the cellphone.

“Once they completed the cash, they known as again and started to demand for cash once more.

“The primary quantity they demanded was N40 million. In order we negotiated we introduced it all the way down to N5 million and once more it got here to at least one million Naira. They collected that and mentioned it was not sufficient, so we added N500, 000.”

He added: “And all this whereas, we have now been begging them allow us to hear the boy’s voice however as quickly as they collected cash, they switched off the cellphone.

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“Ultimately they demanded for an additional N1.5 million and we agreed that we are going to rally spherical and get it for them however on the situation that we hear the boy’s voice and also you launch him to us, not realizing that they’d killed the boy already the next day after the kidnap.

“It was solely God that saved me and my brother that went to offer them the cash. They may as effectively have killed or kidnapped us. That was after we went and alerted the anti- kidnapping unit and FCID.”

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On the killing of his son, he mentioned: “They killed him and dumped him in a effectively – that’s the most ugly approach of killing individual. Not solely that he was killed however in a ugly approach.

“The impact of that also assaults me each time after I take into consideration what my son may very well be considering earlier than he was killed. It’s horrible.”

The Command’s Spokesman, ASP Muhammad Jalige, mentioned the suspects killed their sufferer and dumped his physique in a shallow effectively.

They then threw in about 20 constructing blocks to forestall the corpse from floating, he mentioned.




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