The Department of State Security (DSS), in Rivers State has apprehended five suspects in connection to the abduction and murder of a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Sampson Worlu.
The late corps member was serving in Imo State before his abduction at Rumuokoro roundabout in Obio Akpor local government area of Rivers State in November 2015. A lawyer, he was called to the Bar on October 2015.
The suspects – Chijioke Wisdom, Chinwendu Alozie, Wilfred Jumbo, Igwe Chikezie and Gift Peace Amadi – who allegedly murdered the hostage after being paid a ransom of N1 million for his release, are already facing charges at a magistrate court in Port Harcourt.
They will all be arraigned before the Magistrate Court on Monday, April 18, 2016.
Charles Worlu, a brother of the deceased hostage, said all the family wanted was justice.
Narrating what happened, he said: “We dropped him at Rumuokoro Junction to continue his journey to Imo State. We didn’t hear from him again that day.”
“Early the next day, we received a strange call from a dreaded voice who claimed they have abducted Sampson. They gave him the phone to speak with us and he confirmed his kidnapped.”
“The abductors collected the phone from him and demanded we give them Five million naira before we could see our brother again.
“In fear that they could harm Sampson, we negotiated with them and dropped five hundred thousand naira for them at Eleme/Elelenwo/Akporjo Road near Shell location.
“They collected it and said we should pick our brother at Rumukurushi by Hospital Junction. But they never kept to their promise. After few days, they demanded for another five hundred thousand naira, we paid but never saw our brother.”