Kidnapped Imo monarch’s wife dies after ransom payment

The death of a 76-year-old woman and wife of the traditional ruler of Ihitoha Uratta community, Owerri North council area of Imo State, Ugoeze Comfort Okoro in the custody of kidnappers has been confirmed by the family.

The corpse of the woman was reportedly found along a village road in Akabor community in Oguta Local Government Area of the state

It was gathered that the monarch’s wife was kidnapped before her husband and other domestic staff on Sunday, January 26 2020 barely one month after she and her husband celebrated 50th wedding anniversary.

Prince Paul Okoro, younger brother to HRH Eze Dr. Emmanuel Okoro Oha 1 of Ihitoha Uratta, who confirmed the incident described it as sad, saying the death came after the family had paid the ransom demanded by the kidnappers.

He said before the woman was taken away, there were sporadic shootings, which left the woman panicking before she was moved away.

According to him, the body of the woman was found last Sunday afternoon where it was dumped at Akabor Oguta

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