Kingsley, has lamented the loss of his newly wedded wife, Adaoma, to
gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. They got married on April 29, 2017 in Port Harcourt. The husband described her as an easy-going,
God-fearing person and a devout Christian. He recounts what happened…
June 11, 2017 while on their way back to Port Harcourt, the Rivers State
capital, from Ekpoma, Esan-West in Edo State.
heavily armed kidnappers around Rumuoji in Emohua LGA of Rivers State,
husband to the deceased, who insisted that his name should not be
mentioned, explained that he tried to escape from the kidnappers with
the reverse gear immediately they came out of the bush.
attempt to escape, they began to shoot at the bonnet sporadically and
the engine of my car stopped immediately. They came and dragged us out
of the car and moved us into the bush.
of the groups took my wife to one direction while the other took me to
another direction. We were attacked and taken away at about 3.40pm. I
was asking them (kidnappers) about my wife’s whereabouts and they
assured me that she was with the other group.
collapsed and her face was swollen. I became afraid and begged them that
they should release us so that I could take her to the hospital. They
gave me the beating of my life. That was about 8pm.
allowed me to call a friend of mine (James) to drive down to the main
road that night to pick my wife and rush her to the hospital. The
kidnappers ordered me to carry her to the road while they followed me.
my wife and tried to wait and have a rest, the kidnappers would again
begin to beat me. This continued until we got to the road. I was told to
lay my unconscious wife by the side of the highway with some leaves
used to surround her for easy identification.
bush. My friend, who knew that we were kidnapped, travelled from Port
Harcourt that night to the point where my unconscious wife was dropped.
He eventually took her to the hospital, where she was confirmed dead,”
the devastated Kingsley added.
by the hoodlums around midnight, told our correspondent that he was
still shocked that Adaoma, who he married five weeks earlier, was killed
God-fearing person and a devout Christian, the husband explained that he
was beaten to a pulp after the kidnappers spoke with his pastor, adding
that his pastor had cursed them for abducting me and my wife.
when my pastor spoke with them through my phone and cursed them. My wife
must have been punched in the face or hit several times with the butt
of a gun. They were dragging her along the bush. That might have caused
her to collapse and died,” he said amid tears.
traumatised by his experience in the bush and felt that the kidnappers
could still waylay him again.
Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said he was not aware of the
incident and promised to reach the Divisional Police Officer in charge
of Emohua, where the incident happened.