Bandits Kidnap Hearse Driver, Others Conveying Corpse To Abia — Dead Body Abandoned On HighWay

Bandits on Wednesday, intercepted a hearse conveying corpse to Isuikwuato Community in Abia State, abducted the driver and others.

This is even as the hoodlums were said to have abandoned the corpse on the highway and took their victims to their hideout inside the bush.

The incident, according to a source to the family of the deceased, took place around Umunneochi/ Ihube Okigwe axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.

The source said the victims were coming from Abraka in Delta State when on getting to the scene of the incident, they were stopped by the bandits.

According to the source, “the armed bandits waylaid the vehicle conveying the corpse and dragged out the occupants, abandoning the coffin in the vehicle on the road.

The source who said the deceased was his uncle’s wife, said the abductors whisked the victims including the deceased woman’s daughter, another relation and the driver of the hearse into the bush.

“The woman’s daughter later escaped from the captors by providence while the driver and the other man are still being held captive”.

He said the devastated family had recovered the abandoned corpse and deposited it at the mortuary.

“We are in disarray. People bringing the corpse of my uncle’s wife today (Wednesday) were Kidnapped at the notorious Umunneochi-Ihube Okigwe axis.

“They took away the victims into the bush. We have gone to pick the corpse and we have reported to the police. We want Government to come to our rescue”.

Abia command was yet to issue any statement on the incident

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