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Double Jeopardy: Gunmen abduct corpse, family members in Enugu, demand N50m ransom

Suspected kidnappers have abducted the corpse of late Ugwuanyi Israel from Ameze Owerre, Umabor community in Nsukka local government area of Enugu State.

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The deceased’s corpse was being conveyed from Lagos to Nsukka for funeral arrangements when the abduction occurred.

The incident happened along 9th Mile Road in the Umuoka community in the Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The gunmen not only took Ugwuanyi’s body but also abducted all family members accompanying it.

The family members, who were transporting Ugwuanyi’s body back home, fell victim to the kidnappers’ ambush.

According to a family source: “His corpse was on its way from Lagos yesterday (Sunday) when the vehicle conveying his body was halted by kidnappers and people in the vehicle alongside the driver were all kidnapped at Umuoka Udi LGA of Enugu State.”

Our correspondent gathered that the kidnappers had since established contact with the family and demanded a N50 million ransom.

The source said: “They called Monday morning to inform us to look for N50 million.

“Our fear is that the corpse will decompose before they release them. We don’t know what to do because our community people in Lagos spent so much money on the sickness of Israel”.

She called on the security agencies and the state government to come to the aid of the people to save those in captivity.

The Police are yet to comment on the incident as of the time of filing this report

Credit: The Nation 

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