Division, John Itodo was in the early hours of Friday robbed at gun
point with his bride, Jesse and other family members while returning
from their traditional marriage.
Mr. Itodo, younger brother to Yemi Itodo, an Abuja based Media
Practitioner, had concluded a traditional marriage rite with his bride
in Etulo, a suburb of Katsina-Ala local government of Benue State on
Thursday and was to move to Otukpa in Ogbadibo LGA same day for their
wedding ceremony billed for Saturday.
“As early as 4 am on Friday, we set out for onward movement to Otukpa
and the journey was smooth until we got to a place called Atlo, after
We saw a military check-point by 6am with about 5 soldiers on uniform,
fully armed, flagging down our car and we parked”, a family source
disclosed to DailyPost.
Speaking further, the source said
“We thought they were genuine soldiers because they were kitted with
Army Uniform and carrying weapons. They also blocked the federal road
with logs of wood and lanterns on both sides of the road, to suggest it
was a military or police check-point.
“One of them entered our vehicle and asked the driver to move towards a
path in the bush while the rest unknown’ soldiers’ were following with
They took us to a nearby bush and dispossessed us of a large sum of
money and all our belongings, including a professional video camera and
photo camera with the memory card which contained all our marriage
He said the matter has been reported at the Otukpo Police Area Command.