A broken hearted Mr. Peter Osuji has revealed how two men abducted his younger brother, Ikenna Samuel Osuji and killed him even after the family ran from pillar to post to raise and pay N1.2million ransom.
The deceased, Ikenna, 27, a 100-level student of Civil Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State, was said to have been killed by his abductors, while attempting to escape.
Peter said that his late brother, although an undergraduate, had a Nissan Primera car, which he used in transportation business.
According to Peter, Ikenna used money made from his transportation business, to sponsor himself in the university. It was this Primera that led to his abduction.
One of the suspected kidnappers of Ikenna, Chinedu Azuazu, 30, said that when he and his partner, Joshua, noticed that Ikenna was always bringing rich looking people in his car to their community to buy lands, they thought he was from a rich family. They decided to abduct him.
After kidnapping him, they called Peter and demanded for N5million ransom. The kidnappers promised to release Ikenna immediately Peter paid the ransom.
After much pleading, they asked Peter to bring what he had. He brought N1.2m and dropped it at a designated venue.
After days of waiting for the kidnappers to call him, to come and pick Ikenna, all to no avail, Peter became worried. He would later learn that his Ikenna had been killed.
Chinedu was arrested by operatives attached to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris’s Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on September 12.
Today, Chinedu said he has become a born again Christian. He stressed that he had even begged God for forgiveness. He has also asked the family of Ikenna for forgiveness.
He said: “I want you to know that I have repented before my arrest. In July 2016, I went to a pastor and confessed what I did. He prayed and told me never to go back to my old ways. He said if I go back, I would die. I obeyed. Ever since then, I have lived a decent life. Even when I met Ikenna’s brother, I asked for his forgiveness. He didn’t say anything. I don’t know if he could find a place in his heart to forgive me.”