Nigeria: 110-Year-Old Grandmother Kidnapped In Delta

KidnappingSuspected kidnappers have abducted a 110-year-old grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ortisegbone, in Idejerhe, (Jesse), Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State.

The victim, mother of American-based chartered accountant, Mr. Henry Umudjane, was abducted, weekend, from her home at Oyobru-Jesse by a kidnap syndicate.

The oil community was thrown into confusion since Sunday when the kidnappers, who rode on motorcycles, stormed her residence and whisked her away.

One of her children, Mrs. Elizabeth Oritsogbone, told newsmen that kidnappers invaded the house by the midnight of Sunday, March 17, and dragged the aged woman out through the window.

They reportedly took her away towards River Ethiope axis through Ahalopkpe, a neighbouring village in Okpe local government area.

Mrs. Oritsegbone said the kidnappers called a grandson of the centenarian, Mr. Phillip Apete, a Sapele-based businessman, 24 hours later, demanding for ransom from the family.

However, police officers were already tracking the kidnappers, while a member of the family was helping security agents in their investigations.

Meanwhile, the Ovie of Idjerhe kingdom, HRM, Erhiekevbe 1, PNM (JP), has appealed to the kidnappers to release the aged woman.

He had reportedly sent palace chiefs, led by Chief Mudiaga Orits Adegor to the family of the victim to remain calm them, as the palace was working closely with the police and other security agencies in the area to ensure her release.

The monarch pleaded that Mrs. Oritsegbone should be released unconditionally because of her age.

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