Nigerian Politician Kidnapped And Murdered By Workers Contracted To Build His House
It has been confirmed in new reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Ondo State, Olumide Odimayo aka Londoner who was kidnapped and allegedly murdered was kidnapped by workers he contracted to build his house.
According to report, police detectives are still working round the clock to ascertain if the APC chieftain actually died of exhaustion as claimed by one of the suspects David, son of Francis Seiniyeagha, the wood supplier who allegedly carried him whenever he was tired during the long walk inside the bush or he was killed to avenge the death of their leader who was shot dead by some youths and police detectives.
David in his confession statement, disclosed that he decided to drop the victim after the gang members discovered that those chasing them were closing up on them.
“We dropped him inside the water when we discovered that the youths and the police detectives were very close to us,” he said.
Ekan Roman, who was also paraded, said that he was contacted by the deceased to help him look for a timber contractor hence his suggestion of Francis and his son. Roman said he was not part of the kidnapping arrangement but that he was arrested for introducing the father and son to the deceased person.
Meanwhile, the deceased APC chieftan’s long time ambition to surprise his wife and children, who had been living in the UK for years by constructing a magnificent edifice in his home town, lgbotu in Ese- Odo area of the state, was aborted abruptly.
He was said to be very generous and was one of the party chieftains pencilled down for a board appointment expected to be announced by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu any moment from now. He was an aspirant for the House of Assembly election in 2015.
His death is sad because those who he employed to help in the building of his choice residence snuffed life out of him because of their own greed. Meanwhile, a family source disclosed that the autopsy carried out on Odimayo showed that he was shot by the suspects before they escaped from the youths and policemen pursuing them in the bush.
According Vanguard report, the family was waiting for the autopsy report before his burial that would take place in lgbotu at a date yet to be fixed. It was also disclosed that family members of the deceased had agreed to go ahead with the burial as his estranged wife and three children would not be present.