Friday, 9 September 2016

Native Doctor At Large Over Kidnap Of Benue Farmer

Two farmers who claimed to be using traditional medicine in Gbajimba Local Government Area of Benue State have been accused of kidnapping one Tyohee Gbande.

Gbande who lived in Sir Ore, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, left the family residence on August 19, 2016 with one Dooior Uke, Tyover Koragah and two others to Benue State to consult an oracle on what appears strange to them.

Report said Uke of the same address had told Gbande he might be responsible for the improper yielding of his farm this raining season, a circumstance that compelled them to visit Gbajimba oracle for clarity.

It was gathered that on getting there, a native doctor, identified as Doctor Ayutse, conducted trial by ordeal on Gbande and said he is convicted of the allegation and that he must pay N200,000 before he could be freed.
Disturbed by this, Gbande’s family, we were told, to take the matter to the Gbajimba Police Division, but the action of the personnel there seemed compromised.

It was however gathered that the matter was then reported to the Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, who ordered that both the native doctor and the complainants be arrested for interrogation.

Consequently, it was gathered that in an effort to act on the order of the CP, a patrol team was said to have invaded the scene of the event but could not find anybody there, as the native doctor and others were at large.

The family members said they are worried over Gbande’s disappearance and his phone is no longer picked by him each time it is called. Rather it is being answered by the native doctor.

Speaking to our correspondent in Benue State, the son of the missing man, Kwaghdega, raised the alarm that his father’s whereabouts has continued to bring them sleepless nights.

He said the sudden disappearance of the bread winner seems to be a case of “conspired abduction”.

He added that Uke, who made the allegation against his father, was seen trying to board a car at Wurukum in Makurdi back to Kwara State and when he failed to give him satisfactory information about the whereabout of his father, alerted the police at E-Division where he has been arrested.

He however appealed to security agents to intensify efforts towards ensuring that his father is traced unharmed and the culprits are brought to book.

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