An worker of Dangote Industries Restricted, Istifanus Bello, has been killed by suspected kidnappers.
Sources informed our correspondents that Bello’s corpse was present in a gutter in Ogun State, including that one of many kidnappers alerted a member of the general public to the place the corpse was.
Bello was believed to have been kidnapped three weeks in the past, however information of his homicide bought to his members of the family on Monday.
Sources near the household informed our correspondents that Bello was the corporate’s Human Sources Supervisor earlier than his dying.
We learnt that on the day that he was kidnapped, the supervisor had gone with a staff to pay ransom for the discharge of some expatriates who had been kidnapped.
It was learnt that on getting there, the abductors collected the cash and kidnapped him.
A detailed good friend, who pleaded to not be named, stated Bello confirmed him some video recordings of his negotiations with kidnappers.
Chatting with sympathisers who visited her on Monday, Bello’s spouse of 20 years, Amina, stated the husband was one of the best, including that he was a pal and father to their youngsters.
She mentioned, “Bello was a stunning individual; if he was not in the home sooner or later, the kids could be asking after him endlessly. Now I have no idea what to inform the youngsters as a result of he was at all times chatting with them on the social media. When he was kidnapped, the youngsters requested me to inform them the place he was as a result of all his actions on social media ceased and the youngsters stated it was in contrast to him.
“On the twentieth anniversary of our wedding ceremony, he informed me that I used to be the perfect lady, including that I used to be the one one who understood him. He has by no means for someday harm me; he at all times mentioned if I used to be not joyful, he wouldn’t be completely happy.”
A supply within the Dangote Industries, who confirmed the kidnap, nevertheless, reacted to the information of Bello’s homicide with shock.
When contacted, the agency’s Head of Media, Mr. Tony Chiejina, who mentioned Bello was very near him, additionally reacted with shock to the information of his dying.
He informed our correspondent that he would make some calls and get again.
He had but to take action as of press time.
Bello’s prolonged profile on the skilled community portal, Linkedin, described him because the Human Sources Supervisor of Dangote Industries Restricted, a graduate from the College of Maiduguri and the Lagos State College.
He mentioned he was a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Administration and had a certificates in Worldwide Negotiation from Bonn College, Australia. He added that he was a former investigator with the Nigerian Drug Legislation Enforcement Company, amongst others.
He additionally described himself as “a really versatile human asset who started his early profession in legal justice administration in 1990 as a legislation enforcement officer.”
The Pressure Public Relations Officer, Donald Awunah, confirmed the incident, including that three of the abductors had been arrested.
Awunah defined that the suspects have been arrested in Ogun, Lagos and Kwara states, saying they confessed to the crime.
He mentioned, “What occurred was that 5 expatriates of the corporate have been kidnapped and the corporate went into negotiation with the abductors.
“The sufferer was detailed to pay the ransom. The abductors, after taking the ransom, seized and killed him.
“They’d demanded N100m, however they had been paid N5.6m. So, it’s possible that they weren’t happy with the cash.
“Following the incident, the Inspector-Normal of Police ordered the Crucial Investigation Unit to swing into motion. The crew was capable of arrest the abductors and get well the corpse of the deceased in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State, the place that they had their hideout.
“The three suspects –Abubakar Gide, Abdulahi Saliu and Babuga Adamu – have been arrested on November 27 and December three, 2016, at Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State; Epe, Lagos State, and Ajase Forest, Kwara State. Three AK-forty seven rifles have been recovered from them.”
Awunah urged members of the general public to train restraint in paying ransoms to kidnappers, including that safety businesses ought to at all times be c
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