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Three Arrested For Kidnap, Murder of 59 Years-Old Woman

Ebonyi State Police Command have arrested three suspected kidnappers who allegedly kidnapped, killed and buried a 59 years Old Mrs. Catherine Okorie of Mrs. Catherine Okorie in Ishiagu, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Late Mrs .Okorie was said to had been kidnapped in her country home in Ivo on January 18, 2017 and whisked to an unknown destination by the hoodlums.

The Nation gathered that the hoodlums had contacted the family few days after her kidnap and demanded a ransom of two hundred million naira from the family for her release.

A family source said that the family were still negotiating with the hoodlums for her possible release without knowing that they had killed her and buried her corpse in a shallow grave in the forest.
The suspects were arrested in different locations in the state by the Anti-kidnap Squared of the state police command while trying to pick the ransom from the family.

A source in the police said the three suspects who confessed to the crime had led the police to the scene where they had buried the victim.

The exhumed remains of the woman had been deposited at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

The Commissioner of police, Ebonyi state Comand, Titus Larmode confirmed the incident to our reporter adding that investigations were still ongoing.

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