How Kidnappers Killed US-Based Nigerian After Collecting N10m Ransom

Prince Eloniyo Dennis Abuda straightnews
Prince Eloniyo Dennis Abuda

A Nigerian man, who escaped the ravaging COVID-19 in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America flew home to meet untimely death in the kidnappers’ den.

Prince Eloniyo Dennis Abuda who came into the country for the Christmas celebration was abducted alongside some family members on Saturday, January 30, 2021, along the Benin-Akure road on his way to Lagos from Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area near Agbanikaka.

A woman who was travelling with Abuda to Lagos to catch a flight back to the United States was also kidnapped. 

A family source said that the realtor and president of Fugar America Foundation was reportedly shot dead by the kidnappers after he slumped during the forced long march to the forest.

“Prince Abuda was shot dead by the abductors when he couldn’t walk anymore and slumped. The kidnappers didn’t want to leave him behind as they were afraid that he will reveal their hideout to security agencies and so decided to shoot him,” the source told Tribune.  

The decomposing body of was found in a bush near the small town of Agbanikaka, Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday, February 2, four days after he was kidnapped. 

The corpse has been deposited at an undisclosed hospital in Edo State, pending burial arrangements by the family.

The abductors had earlier demanded a sum of N20 million but later reduced the ransom to N10 million after a series of negotiations and pleadings by the family members.  

Meanwhile, other abducted persons who were travelling with Abuda were released safely after payment of the ransom money.