By Harrison Arubu
Nigerians in the Diaspora Organization Americas (NIDOA) have written to President Muhammadu Buhari to demand justice for one of its members recently murdered by kidnappers at their home.
The victim, Prince Dennis Abuda, was abducted on the Auchi-Benin road in Edo on January 30, as she returned to the United States after visiting her hometown of Fugar.
Four days later, police found his decaying body with gunshot wounds on the bypass to Lagos, Benin after a ransom was paid.
The kidnappers reportedly shot him dead after he collapsed as he was forced into the forest.
The case has not been heard from since February 5, when police said they had arrested suspects to help them with their investigation.
In the letter dated February 11, NIDOA called on the president to ensure that the perpetrators of this despicable act are brought to justice in order to deter others.
The organization said Abuda was a prominent and established member of the Nigerian community in Atlanta who dedicated his life to the service of others.
“He has traveled to Nigeria frequently to attend many charitable organizations that he has established to serve and improve the plots of his people.
“Thanks to his many charitable acts, many people have been able to become independent.
“The Nigerian community of Atlanta, Georgia and the people of her hometown have lost a loved one.
“Your Excellency, we ask you to ensure that these senseless murderers, who see no value in human lives, are brought to justice,” he said.
The letter was signed by Mr. Obed Monago, Chairman of the Board of Directors of NIDOA; Dr Victor Ubani, President, NIDOA-Atlanta; and Mr. Saheed Adeleye Secretary General, NIDOA-Atlanta. (NOPE)