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Widow, Daughters Flee Home After 19Yr Old Son Was Kidnapped, Killed In Delta



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A widow, Mrs. Anthonia Faith Ighorohwo and her two daughters have fled their home in Otokutu Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State after nineteen year old son, John Derrick Kolawole was recently kidnapped and killed by gunmen.

The deceased was kidnapped and killed on Tuesday, 25th of April, 2023.

His lifeless body was found on Thursday 27th of April 2023, at ECN along Ughelli Express way.

Mrs. Ighorohwo confirmed the abduction and murder of her son in a statement she sent to our correspondent in Warri.

She said he was kidnapped and killed by “people yet to be identified”.

She said she had to run away from her home after she was threatened by some persons who pretended to help her get justice that her life and that of her children were not safe.

Mrs. Ighorohwo disclosed that the remains of her son was buried at the cemetery in Agbor Community.

She’s asking who gave the order for him to be buried in an unknown land especially when he left so much properties where he could be laid to rest.

She added that the properties are currently being converted to personal use by some security agents involved in the matter.

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Mrs. Ighorohwo also said the security agents involved had also released the suspects arrested in connection with the alleged murder of her son.

Narrating how the incident happened ,Mrs. Ighorohwo said ,”immediately called Tega Shalokpe on Wednesday 26th of April 2023,to help me reach out to the police to report the incident, for the police to carry out investigations and bring the killers to justice, I was not disposed to report to the police immediately because I was in shock over the sad news of the death of my son.

“Before his kidnap and eventual murder, he was invited by his pastor’s wife, Mrs Juliet Okoyor to church that they want to pray for him at Faith Omega Home Assemby at Orhuworun on Monday, 24th of April, 2023.

“He left the church the following day and an eye witness in the area narrated that he was kidnapped,by some gunmen and the driver of the vehicle who happens to be his friend was shot dead instantly and John Derick Kolawole was kidnapped to an unknown destination on the same day.

“However, the pastor of Faith Omega Home Assembly, Pastor Temple Okoyor where late John Derick Kolawole was worshipping told me, Mrs Anthonia Faith Ighorohwo Kolawole that has informed the police about the incident and one Mrs Tega Shalokpe one human rights activist working with the police,she brought a lawyer and she was the one that motivated some set of police team and anti cult to carry the arrest of some suspects that were later released.

“During the investigation the CP instructed that an autopsy should be done on the deceased to know the actual cause of his death .

“While the investigation was going on they got an information from his girlfriend and a friend that he has an iPhone XR phone that his iCloud is linked to all his phones, with that I believed we would have been able to get some basic informations needed for the investigation, so some team of police from Asaba, accompanied by some other police in Warri went to late John Derick Kolawole house to get the iPhone XR phone, they also parked along with them ,iPhone 14 pro max,iPhone XR ,iPad (tab),2 Laptops,Nokia small phone,spoilt Samsung phone,iPhone wristwatch,car spare keys,Mercedes Benz G.L.A,black color, one Army short ,instrument receipt,House documents and land documents, 4,House plans (Files) ,file for 2 cars,Derick school
credentials,instruments was recovered to the family not completed, and they refused to return the remaining properties back to his biological parents,during investigations they invited the car dealer over to Asaba and money late John Derick Kolawole deposited for my car was retrieved and transferred into the lawyer’s account.

“Hence, we have been calling and texting them for feedback countless times ,all to no avail.”

Mrs. Ighorohwo who is interested in knowing who kidnapped and killed her nineteen year old son, John Derrick Kolawole, called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his wife, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Egbetokun and the relevant security agencies including the Department of State Security, DSS and the National Human Rights Commission,NHRC, the Nigerian Bar Association,NBA and the Media to come to her aid and help her fight this battle and get justice for her son.

She said,”The pain is too much for me to bear. They are withdrawing money from my son’s account as we speak. They have converted his properties to their own. They said the matter is in court but I don’t know who gave them the consent to go to court while they’re withdrawing his money. Everyone involved in this matter should be rearrested, investigated and prosecuted and his properties released to me and his siblings.”



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