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BREAKING: Oil Company staff killed by kidnappers despite payment of N5m ransom

A staff of Shell Petroleum, known as
Mr Ojonimi Ossai, has been killed by gunmen.

Ossai who was earlier kidnapped was killed despite a N5 million ransom raised and paid by his family.

It was learnt that late Ojonimi Ossai was on his way the burial ceremony of his father in-law at Igala Mela/Odolu local government of Kogi when he was abducted last weekend.

A family source said N5 million was delivered to his abductors, but unfortunately, his corpse was picked from the bush on Tuesday.

Late Ossai, who was said to have spent 23 years in the service of Shell, was reported to have objected travelling from his base in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for the burial, but caved in to family pressure.


“He came home in a jalopy car to disguise himself from kidnappers. Yet, he ran into them at Itobe-Anyigba road. We picked his corpse this early morning from the bush,” a family source said.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), William Aya, said the command is yet to get the details of the incident.

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