Metro Gunmen Kill Umahia Businessman After Receiving N7m Ransom



Gunmen have killed a 72-year-old businessman, Chief Alex Okonkwo who was abducted on June 8 in Umuahia, the state Abia capital.

His body was discovered dumped in a bush path in Olokoro Community, near Umuahia on June 16 after the ransom of N1.7million was paid.

Okonkwo, who hailed from Akata in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo, owned a popular supermarket on Lagos Street, Umuahia.

NAN leant that the man was kidnapped at about 8 a.m. in the supermarket by four heavily armed men.

The gunmen reportedly shot sporadically into the air before they bundled the man into the booth of their Camry car and sped off.

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