Gunmen abduct corpse, family members in Enugu, demand N50m ransom

Gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, have abducted the corpse of late Mr Ugwuanyi Israel from Ameze Owerre, Umabor community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Ugwuanyi’s corpse was being conveyed from Lagos to Nsukka, where funeral arrangements were being planned.

The incident, which happened along 9th Mile Road in Umuoka community in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, saw the gunmen also abducting all the family members conveying the corpse.

The remains of Ugwuanyi, who died in Lagos was being conveyed home by family members when kidnappers swooped on them.

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 aide 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.


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