In what will come across as a really startling development, a staff of one of the commercial banks located in Suleja, Austin Ilom has reportedly died.
The bank staff died following his abduction by kidnappers terrorizing the nation’s capital.
The deceased was abducted in his Abuja residence in Kubwa, a suburb of the FCT.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe shared the development on his official Facebook page.
Igboke said the assailants, who picked Austin from Kubwa about three weeks ago, had demanded N50 million for his release.
He said his bank “refused to help him because he was kidnapped at home and not on duty, his brother-in-law, a serving senator, also insisted he would not do anything until the bank brought their own contribution for his release.
“He ended up bringing only 3m, his friends and colleagues in the office raised 11.5m in total.
“Kidnappers collected the 11m and asked them to go and get the balance, days later kidnappers called that they should come and pick him”.
However, according to the Facebook post, the family of the deceased had gone to pick him up but “shortly after he got to Bwari hospital, he asked for water, before they brought him the water, he gave up’.
When contacted on Wednesday, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh said, “I am trying to get information about this”.