Abductors Kill NYSC Member After Collecting N1.5m Ransom

The Department of State Security, DSS, in Rivers State has arrested five suspects allegedly behind the abduction and murder of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Mr Sampson Worlu. 

The suspects, who allegedly murdered the hostage after being paid a ransom of N1.5 million for his release, are already facing charges at a magistrate court in Port Harcourt. They reportedly disappeared after the abduction and collection of ransom until they were tracked by men of the DSS. 

Charles Worlu, a brother of the deceased hostage, said all the family wanted was justice. He said the kidnappers made the family pay them ransom twice, the first being one million naira and the second time, five hundred thousand naira and still murdered the hostage. 

The corps member was serving in Imo State before his abduction at Rumuokoro roundabout in Obio Akpor local government area of Rivers State. A lawyer, he was called to the Bar on October 2015.

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