A couple was abducted and murdered by assailants despite payment of a ransom in Dunukofia Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria.
“The victims, while returning to their house after attending a program were kidnapped and their four-month-old baby was left behind,” according to reports.
The family members initially paid the kidnappers the sum of N5m, but the hoodlums demanded an additional N2.5m, which took the family time to raise, as they sold part of their land to generate the money.
The kidnappers, after collecting the complete ransom switched off their phones.
The corpses of the couple were found along the Uke-Nnobi Road in chains.
Their burial threw the entire community into mourning.