Like a risky game, the US-based Nigerian kidnapped and killed before payment of N10 million ransom might have been a victim of raw ostentation and greed by some get-rich-quick bandits.
In a country where the poor are growing in leaps and bound, mere glimpse of dollars sprayed by the Edo Prince, Dennis Abuda was a lure that attracted envy and eventually fetched him untimely death.
Video has surfaced online of how the US-based Edo prince, Dennis Abuda was spraying dollars in his village a few days before he was kidnapped and killed.
In the video, Prince Abuda is seen spraying $1 dollar denomination on local entertainers during an event in his village.
As he headed to Atlanta, Georgia in United States of America, the rich businessman 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.
The decomposing body of Abuda was found in a bush near Agbanikaka, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State on Tuesday, February 2, four days after he was abducted.
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.
”Afraid that he would reveal their hideout to security agents, the suspected kidnappers shot him dead,” a family source told Tribune.
He was killed before his family paid N10 million ransom to secure his release and that of other family members.