Victims who narrowly escaped death reveal how they got 10 strokes of the cane daily from their Kidnappers

The General Manager of Jofad Global
Services, a construction firm in Warri, Delta State, Mr. Okelezo
Wilfred, has said he and his colleagues, Mr. Roland Ukojevo and Israel
Isawoele, were given 10 strokes of the cane every day by their captors
for 12 days.

Wilfred said they fell into a trap
because they were anxious to get a contract, describing their experience
in captivity as terrible.
Wilfred disclosed that though they were fed with plantain and beans every day, the daily flogging affected their health.
He said he sustained injuries on his
buttocks as a result of the flogging by the kidnappers, who later
demanded N150m from his boss through a phone call.
“I felt an excruciating pain when they
(kidnappers) flogged me. Every day, they flogged us 10 times. They did
not flog Mr. Roland because of his age. Now, I have wounds in my
“We got a little relief when they asked
Mr. Ukojevo to do the flogging because his (strokes of cane) was not as
painful as when the kidnappers flogged us by themselves,” he said.
Narrating his ordeal, Ukojevo said that
one of the kidnappers, who disguised as a spokesman for the company that
was to give his company a contract, took them somewhere in
Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area.
Ukojevo, who had swollen legs, added
that their captors slapped him several times on the day they realised
that they had become victims of kidnappers.
“Somebody told us there was a job and
that we should come and look at it. We came in from Delta to Ahoada and
when we met the man, he said he would take us to his boss somewhere in
Ahoada. He later took us to somewhere in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local
Government Area, where we were hijacked.
“We were taken to three different
locations in the bush. They took us to a hut where we were blindfolded.
We were there for six hours. They later took us away from that hut to
another place where we spent another six hours and later, they took us
across a river and we trekked for about two hours.”
He told Southern City News that
they had learnt their lesson and would never go in search of contract
based on a mere phone call, even as he thanked men of the NSCDC for
coming to their rescue.
Speaking with Southern City News,
the state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mrs. Helen Amakiri, said the victims
were rescued by NSCDC operatives around Idu location, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni
LGA of Rivers State, while on their usual patrol.
“They are contractors from Warri, in
Delta State. Someone called them from Rivers State that they had a
contract for them in Rivers and so, the manager, site engineer and two
others were mandated by their company to come down to Rivers State to
see and negotiate how the job would be done.
“Unfortunately, they did not know that
it was a set-up by the kidnappers. There was no contract; it was just a
scam to get them out of Delta State and get them kidnapped.”

Wednesday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye (Open Heavens 26 October 2016) – What are you Living For?

Topic: What are you Living For? [Wednesday 26, October 2016]

Memorise: For thy Maker
is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the
Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. –
Ecclesiastes 12:13

Read: Luke 12:15-20 (KJV)

15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a
man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he

16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have...

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