- Ojonimi Ossai, an oil worker working with Shell, has been killed by suspected kidnappers in Kogi state
- The deceased was said to be travelling to Igala Mela/Odolu LGA in Kogi state for his father-in-law's burial ceremony when he was kidnapped
- Despite a N5m ransom delivered to the abductors, the criminals still killed Ossai and his corpse was recovered on Tuesday, January 11
Kogi state - Ojonimi Ossai, an official of Shell Petroleum Development Company, has reportedly been killed by his abductors.
The newspaper added that late Ossai was on his way the burial ceremony of his father-in-law at Igala Mela/Odolu local government of Kogi state when he was abducted last weekend.
A family source said N5 million was delivered to his abductors, but unfortunately, his corpse was picked from the bush on Tuesday, January 11.
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Late Ossai worked for Shell for 23 years
The deceased was said to have spent 23 years in the service of Shell, was reported to have objected travelling from his base in in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for the burial, but caved in to family pressure.
An unnamed family source was quoted to have said:
“He came home in a jalopy car to disguise himself from kidnappers. Yet, he ran into them at Itobe-Anyigba road. We picked his corpse this early morning from the bush."
I don’t even have what to eat: Katsina man says as he removes house roof to pay son’s N100,000 ransom
In another report, a farmer identified as Saidu Faskari in Katsina state has removed his house’s roofing sheet to sell in a bid to gather ransom money for the release of his eldest son kidnapped by bandits.
A local journalist named Ibrahim Bawa had posted a video clip and pictures of the man while his roofing sheet was being removed.
Bawa told Premium Times that elderly man had been unable to gather the ransom money. Faskari was himself kidnapped in December 2021 and spent 13 days with the bandits.