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Igbo businessman, Osondu Nwachukwu Murdered by his kidnapers despite receiving a ransom for his release in Nasarawa State

An entrepreneur known as Osondu Nwachukwu, has been murdered by unknown kidnapers in spite of collecting a ransom for his freedom in Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

During an interview with the family, they requested for government to swing into actions at both federal and state levels in dealing with the issues troubling the country. The 55 years old businessman have settled in the northern part of the country, Nasarawa for over 30 years. He was a sachet water vendor who used his apartment block for both domestic and production use.

His clergyman, Reverend Father Joshua Obie, described him as a peace-loving gentle man whose utmost obligation was to provide for his household. In his pastor statement, he said “he was an easy going man who didn’t like to disturb anyone. He wants to keep to himself as much as possible and not engage in other people’s affairs.

In addition, he was a lover of harmony, even in his house when I stop over to visit the family. He is a man who is industrious and dedicated to his business and family”.

Nwachukwu was apprehended from his home on October 30 by suspected kidnappers who robbed him of his money, valuables and house documents. After some days of hostage, a ransom of whopping N20 million naira was requested. With lots of appeal from the family, it was discounted to N10 million naira and subsequently reduced to the sum of N40,000, which was paid.  Sadly, he didn’t live to see the next day.

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