The lifeless body of Pastor Anslem Iwuala has been picked up by
members of his immediate family, seven days after he was kidnapped and a
N500,000 paid to the hoodlums to secure his freedom.
Late Iwuala, who was on his way to his country home, Egberede Nguru,
Aboh Mbaise local council area of Imo State, was abducted by gunmen
along the ever busy Okpala-Mbaise road.
Narrating the family’s ordeal to newsmen, the deceased’s cousin, Mr.
Odinakachi Iwuala, confirmed that his uncle was kidnapped by the
hoodlums while returning from Aba.
Odinakachi disclosed that the family made frantic efforts to reach
their bread winner, adding that his abductors finally got in contact
with the family at about midnight of the ill-fated day and demanded N100
Continuing, Odinakachi revealed that the hoodlums said they were sent
to kill the pastor/businessman, promising that they would spare his
life if they paid the ransom.
“The family, however, paid the sum of N500,000 to the kidnappers. We
all thought that our prayers had been answered until we received a
telephone call from his abductors to rush down to Okpala but what we saw
was his corpse,” Odinakachukwu lamented.