The family of a man who was abd¥cted and k#lled by bandits in Kaduna State have been asked to pay the sum of N10million for his c¥rpse.
Obadiah Ibrahim, 34, was kidn@pped in early October in Sabon Gaya area of the state, on his way back from Abuja.
According to the deceased’s brother, Kefas Obadiah, “The bandits refused to release my brother while he was kidn@pped, even after they collected N3 million as ransom. My brother’s name is Obadiah Ibrahim. He was kidn@pped in early October in Sabon Gaya, on his way back from Abuja to Kaduna.
Although I wasn’t the one communicating with the bandits. There was a negotiator. Earlier the bandits demanded 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 had finished, and that we should bring N15 million.
They later came down to N5 million and 3 motorbikes 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.
Then, on Thursday, when the negotiator called them, they said our brother is de@d. We thought they were joking. When we continued, they thre@tened to track the caller and come for him if he did not stop calling their line.
They said their men were arrested by police, ti€d to a tree and k#lled. So they vented their anger too on our brother because of what the police did to their brother.
Ibrahim had d#ed on Monday and they informed us on Thursday. We asked for his c¥rpse and they said we should pay them N10m if we want his c¥rpse they’ll not work for us free of charge. They swore that if we bring the money they’ll release the c¥rpse in three days.”