Kidnappers Kill Delta Former Lawmaker After Collecting N.5m Ransom

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THE Delta State Police Command, Monday, said it has arrested a three man gang, who kidnapped an ex-lawmaker of the Ethiope East legislative arm of the state, and killed him after collecting a ransom of N500, 000 from his family.

The ex-lawmaker, Onoakpoma Onose who represented Abraka ward I during the last dispensation, was kidnapped by a gang of gunmen on April 6 during a robbery operation along the Eku-Abraka road while heading to Abraka.

Confirming the incident when contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka said: “Following apt intelligence, we were able to arrest three persons in connection with the incident.

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“One of the suspects led our men to a village in the area where the remains of the ex-lawmaker was buried. Coincidentally, two of the suspects are from the same village the deceased was buried. Efforts are on to arrest other fleeing members of the gang.

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Confirming the exhuming of the victim, one of his cousins who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “We were told from the confession of the kidnappers that he (Onose) was trying to escape while in custody when they opened fire on him leading to his death.”

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