Kidnappers Kill Oil Worker in Kogi After Collecting N5million Ransom

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Mr Ojonimi Ossai, a senior staff of Shell Petroleum Development Company, has been hacked to death by his abductors despite the payment of a five million naira ransom.

The Kogi-born oil and gas expert, who was said to have spent 23 years in the service of Shell, was on his way to the burial ceremony of his father in-law at Igalamela-Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi when he was abducted last weekend.

A source from the family said a ransom of N5 million naira was delivered to his abductors but unfortunately, his corpse was picked from the bush in the early morning of Tuesday.

“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,” Daily Trust quoted a family source as saying.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, William Aya, said the command was yet to get the details of the incident.

About this time last year, a Saudi Arabia-based oil magnate, Ogacheko Atanu, who was on holiday at Idah, was shot dead by hoodlums.


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