Criminals Pose As Would-Be Property Buyers To Kidnap Businessman Odunukwe
By Iheme Kelechi 1 month ago
File Photo: (The suspects arrested in connection with Odunukwe’s death)
An Anambra businessman, Ignatius Odunukwe, who was kidnapped sometime in December 2019, has been found dead, and his dismembered body which was packed in a bag and dumbed in a forest in Lekki Ajah, Lagos already decomposing.
According to reports, Odunukwe's abductors, who later turned to his killers had posed that they wanted to buy his Abuja property which was valued at N900million. They arranged to meet so as to consummate the transaction, only to kidnap him.
It was gathered that weeks later, his body was found, already dismembered, chopped into pieces and dumbed inside a forestRelated: Planned Attack On National Assembly Unearthed, Senate President Ahmad Lawan Raises The Alarm
According to a report by Sunday Sun, the police in Lagos have arrested some of the suspects connected with the gruesome murder, although the photographs of the suspects don’t look like men who could buy even a property valued at N1million
According to the report, some unidentified policemen who introduced themselves as acting on the directives of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, Ahmed Iliyasu took the suspects to identify the already decomposed body inside a bag.
The suspects who identified themselves as Arinze, Solomon, Cletus and Daniel Ibeaju took turns to confirm that the body in the bag belongs to the missing businessman who they killed and dumped inside the forest in Ajah.
One of the policemen explained: “This is the gruesome murder of Chief Ignatius Odunukwe. This act was planned and hatched by a gang led by Daniel Ibeaju from Enugu State. It is very unfortunate. The AIG Ahmed Ilyasu has directed us to recover this corpse and take it down to the hospital. The investigation will continue and the outcome will be made known to the public.”
He later called on the medical personnel who were at the scene with their ambulance to evacuate the body to the mortuary.
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