My brother’s kidnappers collected N5m before we found his body


He said it was a search party organised by the police that found Bindawa’s corpse on Monday at Kurfi after the kidnappers had refused to honour their pledge on Sunday that they would free him the ransom was paid.

The younger brother, who claimed to be a businessman, said on Wednesday, “The kidnappers used my brother’s phone to call me on Sunday  and they demanded N13m ransom. We negotiated to N5m. They then instructed me to bring the money which must be in cash to them at Charanchi within 48 hours.

“They also said I must come alone with a car to take him as they had wounded him on the leg. At  4pm on Sunday, after running around and getting the money from friends and business partners, I went to Charanchi and

“When I asked them about my brother, they directed me to another place, assuring me that I would find him there. They then left me. I then went and reported the incident at Batagarawa Police Station.

“On Monday, the police and I went back to Kurfi where a search party was organised. One of the members of the search party later called that he had seen a  corpse with the only boxer on. I  was asked to go and identify the corpse which turned out to be that of my brother. And we brought the corpse home for burial.”

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