By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN — WIDOWER of late Madam Mariam Edokpayi, who was buried alive in a shallow grave by suspected kidnappers on New Year eve, has appealed to the police in Delta State to hasten investigation into the case with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice.
It will be recalled that the deceased, who was 48 years old, was abducted at Ughelli, in Delta State while on her way to midnight service on the eve of the New Year. It was learnt that the family paid ransom to the suspected kidnappers but were shocked to discover her corpse in a shallow grave after the ransom was handed over to her abductors.
Vanguard learnt that the kidnap became tragic when a young man was said to have gone to the Area Commander’s Office in Warri, to confess of his involvement in the abduction and led the police to a shallow grave where the body of the deceased was found.