Former captain of Nigeria scrabble national team, Paul Sodje, has died after he was abducted by suspected herdsmen.
Chairman of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation, Publicity Committee, Akintunde Akinsemola, told our correspondent that Sodje’s body was found inside the bush in Idoani, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, September 1.
Sodje was said to have taken ransom money to the kidnappers, who had abducted his brother, Chris, four days earlier.
“Chris was going for his uncle’s funeral in Okwagbe, Delta State on August 28, when he was kidnapped at Ifon, Ondo State. The Fulani men demanded N100m but later reduced it to N1m. His wife Flora and friends rallied round to raise the ransom.
“Then his elder brother Paul and a friend took the ransom to them, yet the Fulani men murdered the two of them. Chris has not been found and the kidnappers have stopped communicating with the family,” Akinsemola told The PUNCH. (Punch)