Bandits demand for N10 million for release of corpse of their dead victim


Bandits have demanded N10 million as ransom for the release of the corpse of their victim, Obadiah Ibrahim.
Obadiah was said to have been kidnapped early October in Sabon Gaya, along the Kaduna Abuja road, as he was returning from Abuja to Kaduna.
Narrating the family’s ordeal, brother to the victim, Kefas Obadiah, said in October, N3 million was paid to the bandits but they refused to release the corpse of the deceased.
He said, his brother had died and “they informed us. We asked for his corpse and they said we should pay them N10 million if we wanted the corpse. They said cannot work for us free of charge”.
Kefas said, “Although I wasn’t the one communicating with the bandits, there was a negotiator. The bandits had earlier demanded for N200 million and later settled for N3 million plus.
“They said we should bring the money. After giving them the ransom, they told us the money was for their foodstuffs which got finished, and that we should go and bring N15 million.
“They later came down to N5 million and three motor bikes, and later collected one bike. “After collecting a bike, we didn’t hear from them again. “We tried to communicate with them but unfortunately, we were unable to.
“Then, on a Thursday, when the negotiator called them, they said our brother was dead. “We thought they were joking. When we continued, they threatened to track him and come for him if (he) did not stop calling their line.
“They said their own men were arrested by (the) police, tied to a tree and killed. So, they vented their anger too on our brother because of what police did to their brother.
“The bandits swore that if we bring the money the would release the corpse in three days.”


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