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Kidnappers collect 11 million ransom, kill abducted bank staff


Kidnappers collect 11 million ransom, kill abducted bank staff

A tragic turn of events unfolded as Austin Ilom, a staff member of a commercial bank in Suleja, reportedly succumbed to death after being abducted by kidnappers operating in the nation’s capital.

The abduction took place at his residence in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja, where the assailants seized him around three weeks ago.

The All Progressives Congress chieftain, Joe Igbokwe, disclosed this distressing development on his official Facebook page, shedding light on the heart-wrenching circumstances.

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Igboke said the assailants, who picked Austin from Kubwa about three weeks ago, had demanded N50 million for his release.

He said his bank “refused to help him because he was kidnapped at home and not on duty, his brother-in-law, a serving senator, also insisted he would not do anything until the bank brought their own contribution for his release.

“He ended up bringing only 3m, his friends and colleagues in the office raised 11.5m in total.

“Kidnappers collected the 11m and asked them to go and get the balance, days later kidnappers called that they should come and pick him”.

However, according to the Facebook post, the family of the deceased had gone to pick him up but “shortly after he got to Bwari hospital, he asked for water, before they brought him the water, he gave up’.

When contacted on Wednesday, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh said, “I am trying to get information about this”.

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