The Chairman of G. U. O. Motors Limited, Chief Godwin Okeke has made a startling revelation how he offered kidnappers ₦1billion instead of #100m asked for as ransom after they abducted him at the church premises and kept him in captivity.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that Chief Okeke commenced his evidence-in-chief at an Onitsha High Court in Anambra State, presided over by Justice Chudi Nwankwo, over his abduction by kidnappers in Onitsha on Sunday, August 23, 2009.Okeke spoke under oath after the court granted a motion to file and serve additional prove of evidence with respect to one of the suspected kidnappers, Alexander Onyinanya, filed by the prosecution counsel, Chris Ajugwe with Mrs. N. D. Wilcox.
He narrated his encounter with the kidnappers at the All Saints Anglican Church Cathedral, Onitsha when he went for a Sunday worship with his wife, driver and some family members.
However, counsel to the first and third accused persons, O. U. Uduma and J. N. Okongwu, did not object to the prosecution counsel’s motion to file and serve additional prove of evidence with respect to the third accused, Onyinanya.
Led in the evidence by his counsel, Okeke stated that he went for 7 a.m. service which ended at about 10 a.m, adding that between 10.30 and 11 a.m., his wife mounted the steering of his Nissan Amanda Spots Utility Van, SUV, and was driving towards the church gate when suddenly, gunmen blocked the car with a bus in front and a Mercedes Benz car at the rear.
Okeke told the court that before he could ask questions, the gunmen started shooting sporadically, adding that even though he managed to disarm one or two of them, they shattered his left leg, over-powered him, drove away his wife and family members before bundling him into his SUV and zoomed off with the abductors’ vehicles following.
He further told the court that they passed through Awka Road and at Limca Road, they met a traffic gridlock but his abductors shot sporadically into the air to scare the commuters before they continued their movement up to Nkpor junction where he said they met some policemen and exchanged fire with the police and escaped.
He said: “At Umuoji Road, my abductors discovered that their tyres were deflated during the exchange of fire with the policemen and they quickly jumped out of the vehicles, blocked the road, snatched two other vehicles from their unsuspecting owners and transferred their arms and ammunition, including 9 AK 47 riffles, rocket launchers, machine guns and a big Ghana-must-go bag filled with loaded magazines and live cartridges into the snatched vehicles.
“They continued their journey and drove through Alor, Adazi-Ani and Adazi-Enu. On getting to somewhere between Adazi-Enu and Neni communities in Anaocha Local Government Area of the state, they drove into a bungalow, rounded up the occupants, who were mainly children, locked them up in one of the rooms and kept me inside the living room.
“I removed my shirt and tied my bleeding leg as part of measures to control the blood gushing out from the bullet wound. At a stage, I became thirsty and requested them to give me water to drink. Two of the abductors, Emeka Eze and Anthony Ifeanyi Okafor were with me while others were outside monitoring movements.”
He said the duo with him advised him not to drink water because of his bullet wound but he insisted on drinking and eventually they gave him the water which he drank.
He said: “I overheard those outside asking the detained children where they kept oil, salt and other condiments because at that point, they had started cooking breadfruit meal for lunch.
He said after cooking, they presented the food and he ate with them. He said among those outside, two of them, a tall and short one wore masks, adding that he could discover that the tall one, Alexander Onyinanya, the third accused with mask was his former employee.
“I could identify Onyinanya because he limps as a result of an accident he had when he was working for me. I was the one who paid his hospital bill when he had the accident.
“After eating the breadfruit meal, they praised me for my courage and for accepting their food, unlike other victims who usually refuse to eat during their captivity.”
He said they now asked him to get ready for negotiation to which he paid attention.
“They told me that Chief Paul Okonkwor, Managing Director of Pokobros Group West Africa Limited paid them N70 million as ransom when they kidnapped him, while Chief Anthony Enukeme, Managing Director of Tonimas Oil Limited paid them N80 million during his own time and told me to pay them N100 million.
“I replied them promptly that Okonkwor and Enukeme are millionaires, while I am a billionaire, and offered them N1 billion, instead of N100 million.
“The offer gave them special joy as they now dropped their weapons by the side, relaxed and asked me how and when the money would get to them to which I told them that the money was in the bank.”
At this stage, Justice Nwankwo ordered him to stop for the day till the next adjourned date.
The court now adjourned the matter to November 14, 26, 27, 28, December 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9, this year for accelerated hearing and possible dispensation.
“He Wide My Leg And Covered My Mouth” — 4-Year-Old Girl Narrates How She Was Raped By School Teacher [VIDEO]
A four-year-old nursery pupil has recounted her sordid ordeal she experienced with her school uncle who stripped her of her innocence and raped her repeatedly while in school.
A quite heartbreaking video which recently hit the internet, shows the little girl narrating her sad encounter with the rapist identified as Elias.
The four-year-old revealed how her school uncle, Elias assaults her whenever she comes to school, and how he manhandles her private part.
The mother of the rape victim, identified as Ayele Esther also shared details of her daughter’s encounter — she shared how her daughter sustained injuries on her private part due to the sexual assault.
Esther who broke into tears while narrating the ordeal of her daughter, mentioned that the uncle usually lures her daughter with packets of sweets, and after raping her, he will warn her to keep quiet about the incident.
Watch the sad video below;
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Man Who Raped 2-Year-Old Girl Sentenced To Death In Kaduna
A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday sentenced a man to death by hanging for raping a two-year-old girl to death.
The suspect identified as Usman Shehu Bashir, took the victim, Fatima to his room and raped her in 2015.
Ruling on Wednesday, Justice Kabir Dabo said the judgement of death by hanging was passed under section 221 of the penal code, Kaduna State law 1999 as amended.
Bashir had while confessing to the crime said the incident lasted for 40 minutes.
The judge said, “The convict has confessionally confirmed the occurrence of the offence, as well, his written statements also confirmed. By these two confessional statements, the court passed the judgement. On that fateful day, the convict took late Fatima to his room and for about 40 minutes, he raped her which led to her death, after the establishment of all the evidence of committing the crime,” Vanguard quoted him as saying.
He further stated that the convict has the right to appeal the judgement within the next 90 days.
Reacting on the judgement, Father of the victim, Malam Zakariya Ya’u Dahiru, expressed happiness over the decision.
According to him, his daughter has finally gotten justice.
Married Man Collapses After Sex Romp With A Married Woman [VIDEO]
Married man collapses after sex romp with a married woman (Video)
A married woman has gotten herself into serious trouble after she visited her married partner in his house.
Reports gathered that the married man collapsed after sex romp with her. The lady however denied having anything to do with what happened.
She pleaded innocence, while regretting the fact that she left her kids at home to visit him, only for him to collapse after sex.
She also begged eye witnesses to allow her go back to her house and take care of the kids she left at home.
The victim was subsequently rushed to the hospital on a bike.
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