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Kidnappers Tortured My Husband to Death After Collecting N1.2m Ransom – Wife

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A 65-year-old man, Sokari Braide was allegedly tortured to death by a four man gang of kidnappers after collecting N1.2 million ransom have been arrested by men of Rivers State Police Command.

The suspects were paraded by the Rivers State Police Command for involving in his death. He was kidnapped about two weeks ago but died two days after he was released from the kidnappers den due to alleged torture by his captors.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Nnamdi Omoni told newsmen on Saturday that the kidnapped victim had made useful revelations in the hospital before giving up the ghost, which led to the arrest of some of his business partners at Elechi Beach water side in Port Harcourt.

Omoni said detectives from the Eagles Crack unit arrested the main suspect who had made useful confessions that led to the arrest of other members of the fleeing gang.

The wife of the deceased, Beauty Sokari, alleged that she was threatened not to inform Police about the kidnap and that if she involved the Police, they would kill her husband in captivity.

She said despite paying N1.2 million and pleas to the kidnappers not to kill her husband, the kidnappers tortured him so much that he died after he was set free two days later due severe injuries.


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