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Kidnap of driver, man while conveying corpse did not happen in Abia – State PPRO

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Abia Police Command has said Abia State-bound mourners from Delta State, who were conveying a corpse to the state, were kidnapped in Imo State, and not in Abia.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Abia State, Geoffrey Ogbonna disclosed this to newsmen, stating that contrary to reports that it happened in Abia, the incident actually happened in a neighbouring town, Ihube, which is in Imo State.

According to the source, armed bandits waylaid the vehicle conveying the corpse and dragged the occupants into the bush, abandoning the coffin in the vehicle on the scene.

A close source to the deceased husband said the abductors whisked the victims including the deceased woman’s daughter, the driver and others into the bush, while the woman’s daughter later escaped from the abductors leaving the driver and the other man in the kidnappers’ den.

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