Mr. Augustine Okoye, A businessman in Ugbe Akoko, Akoko North East council area of Ondo State, has been reportedly killed by his abductors after payment of ransom.

Okoye, a popular cream dealer, was kidnapped alongside his wife, along the Isua-Ise Akoko highway on their way home from Isua market. 

Information available indicates that the assailants abducted and killed the businessman over some irreconcilable differences on the ransom paid by his family members. However, the wife was released.

Meanwhile,the wife of the victim has declined to speak on the incident since her release.

She has kept mute. She, however, said that the kidnappers warned her not to divulge any information about her experiences in their den otherwise they will come back for her.

She further stated that the abductors also warned her not to disclose the amount paid to them as ransom and those who were involved in the negotiation and those who eventually brought the money to them.

Meanwhile, the vehicle of the victims have been recovered from the scene of the incident.

Ondo Amotekun corps and local vigilante groups are combing the forest to recover the dead body and arrest the suspects.


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