Kidnapped US-based Nigerian Denis Abuda killed after ransom paid

Prince Denis Abuda wasted by abductors
Prince Denis Abuda wasted by abductors

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin

Prince Denis Abuda, the US-based Nigerian, who was kidnapped at the weekend in Edo state has been found dead, five days after his abduction.

His decomposing body was found on Wednesday along the Benin-Auchi bypass

Abuda who hails from Fugar, Etsako central local area of the state, was the President America-Fugar Foundation.

It was gathered that he came home for the holidays and was traveling back through Benin to Lagos last Saturday, to board a flight back to USA on Sunday, when he was kidnapped alongside three others.

It was learnt that family members got to know of the kidnapping on Sunday after waiting endlessly for his arrival in Lagos.

The kidnappers were said to have demanded N10 million ransom after which a negotiated amount was paid.

It was gathered that after the ransom was paid only three of those abducted were released around 7pm while Abuda was killed by his abductors.

One of the released victims allegedly told the deceased family members that as they walked away in the bush, Abuda fell down and was killed by the kidnappers.

Calls made to the state police command spokesman, SP Chidi Nwanbuzor, for a reaction went unanswered.


  1. This is shocking, with this kind of news, I don’t think Nigerians in diaspora are herein encouraged to return home.

    If the poor man had re-route himself to other peaceful Africa countries like Gambia, Namibia, Kenya, Ghana etc he would have still be alive.

    Please, they say wherever the risk is, that’s where the money is, so beef up your personal security if you can and must shuttle around Nigeria, use the flight or train rather than road.

    Plus if you can afford it, use police escort.

    Those saying the insecurity is been exaggerated are not honest.

  2. You South South people are just waking up. NNAMDI KANU and NDIGBO have never stopped alerting our southern people about the danger of being in the same country with these animals but you people chose to dine and wine with them. You prefer them to South Easterners. Join the struggle to flush these animals out of our region. Join the formidable security outfit presently on ground . Join the EASTERN SECURITY NETWORK (ESN) .

  3. Look at all the stupid Niger- Delta leaders. Is this how we are going to fold our hands and see these killing and kidnapping of these mad Fulanis? Is this a country? Yet Buhari expect Nigerians in diaspora to come home and be killed by the Fulanis like this?

    • Yes. Yet many SW idiots are still supporting this killer called Buhari. He wants those in Diaspora to come back and invest in Nigeria when he cannot guarantee anything. Mot power, not good roads and decent affordable accommodations, not decent quality people and not security. He failed as Governor, he failed as federal commissioner, he failed a PTF chairman, he failed as a Head of state and he has failed as President

    • Mutiny, only a fool will come back to Nigeria at this moment to invest. Who wants to be kidnapped and killed by Fulani Terrorists.

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.