Kidnappers Sentenced To Death By Hanging Over Doctor’s Abduction

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May 6, 2016 – Kidnappers Sentenced To Death By Hanging Over Medical Doctor’s Abduction

On Thursday, another state High Court sitting in Abakaliki, sentenced two persons, Onyemachi Oge and Okechukwu Oma, to death by hanging for kidnapping a medical doctor, Dr. Chuka Manyinke.

The duo, alongside Chukwuemeka Levi, Idris Oken, Edeke Desmond and Ijeoma Oge, were accused of kidnapping Manyinke, a doctor of paediatrics at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki on May 5, 2013 at his private hospital located on 15, Owerri Street, Abakaliki. Manyinke’s security guard, identified simply as Peter, was shot dead for attempting to prevent the hoodlums from kidnapping his boss.

The sum of N3 million ransom was paid before the medical doctor was released after six days in captivity.

Onyemachi Oge and Oma got N200,000 from the ransom. Oma, a tailor opposite Manyinke’s hospital, provided information to the kidnappers and gave them directives on how to perfect the act while Onyemachi supplied beer, biscuits and water to the doctor during his days in captivity. All the accused persons have been in prison custody since the incident.

Delivering judgment on the matter yesterday at High Court 3, Justice Eze Udu said the prosecution counsel, I. I. Anikwe, proved his case against Onyemachi Oge the 4th accused and Okechukwu Oma 6th accused beyond reasonable doubt and sentenced them to death by hanging.


14 thoughts on “Kidnappers Sentenced To Death By Hanging Over Doctor’s Abduction

  1. Good! Pls fast-foward the cases of the remaining villains!
    Perhaps, this harsh law would discourage new apprentices of that evil trade.

  2. and there is only one Muslim Tho they call us terrorist while cristians and ibgo are nab daily for one crime or the other #hang ,and kill dem de r animals

  3. Sode or whatever you called yourself, to begin with, the good people of the Eastern part of Nigeria is not spelt as ibgo but “Igbo“. I dont think you are a Nigerian. You must be a Chadian muslim.

    Are you by any means insinuating that the muslims are saints? Who are the Boko harams? Who are the fulani herdsmen? Who are the peadophiles abductting and forcefully marrying our young girls expressly against their wills. So tell me, according to you, if muslim are not terrorist who are the one?
    If you know what is good for you, Go drink your fura and nunu bcos thats what muslims are best for. Then the next is tuwon masara and kwuka soup.

    This sort of judgement is fair and highly expected in a society where crimes is gradually becoming the order of the day.
    Enjoy your ransom.

    I take a stroll…

  4. sorry to disagree with u guys…the crime does not measure up with the judgement,the only one/one’s that deserved such harsh judgment is/are whoever shot the guard. such person should be single out for death judgement.
    once the doctor was not harm or kill, a good long term imprisonments should satisfy their crime…and we all know how Nigeria prison is, 10/15yrs is enough to cleans their block heads of evil deed…if they dont die there….just saying..

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