THE General Manager of Jofad Global Services, a construction firm in Warri, Delta State, Mr. Okelezo Wilfred, explained his ordeal with his colleagues in the hand of their kidnappers.
He said, him and his colleagues, Mr. Roland Ukojevo and Israel Isawoele, were given 10 strokes of the cane every day by their captors for 12 days before they demanded N150m from his boss through a phone call.
Mr. Okelezo Wilfred explanations:
“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 buttocks.
“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.”
“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.”
According to southern city.