Kidnapped Delta State Polytechnic Registrar Released
The Registrar of Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi uku, Mr Collins Ossai Onyenwenu, who was kidnapped at about 3.30pm on Saturday while returning from a social event in Abraka, has been released after four days in the kidnappers’ den. XCLUSIVE MAGAZINE gathered from very reliable family sources that he paid an undisclosed ransom, although Mr Onyenwenu has publicly denied it.
The speculation was that his abduction may not be unconnected with about 200 employees of the polytechnic who lost their job in 2015 after spending fortune to secure the jobs. The appointments were later terminated by the state government as they did not go through the normal process.
Investigations had it that the registrar’s cousin who worked in the registry department (name withheld) was also attacked in his Ogwashi uku residence a day after the kidnap.
The registrar, however, said his kidnap has nothing to do with any employment at the polytechnic adding that those who kidnapped him were fulani herdsmen. He also denied that he paid any ransom to the hoodlums.
“I was kidnapped at Ugiliamai along Isele-uku-Utagba Uno-Obiaruku road and taken to Ossisa where I was released.”
When contacted by XCLUSIVE MAGAZINE, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andy Aniamaka said no arrest have been made and investigation is being intensified.
Kidnapping has become a very lucrative business in Nigeria. Recently, Nigerian Police parade Chukuwdi Dumeme Onuamadike, popularly called Evans, and arguably Nigeria’s most notorious and vicious kidnapper. Evans is the leader of a highly organized kidnap for ransom syndicate and criminal gang that was responsible for the kidnap of several notable/prominent Nigerians in Lagos State, including the Western, Eastern, South-South and some Northern States.
Evans, who was caught while wearing a $6,000 wristwatch, used part of the $4m proceeds from four of his 13 captives in Lagos to acquire two mansions worth N300m in Magodo Phase II, another two houses in Accra, Ghana, exotic cars, expensive wristwatches and jewellery.
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