Kidnapped Taraba lawmaker Hosea Ibi has been found dead.
The lifeless body of the lawmaker was found on the road in Takum local government.
Hon. Ibi was kidnapped few days back in his hometown, Takum.
Confirming the sad incident, Mark Useni, who represents Takum II in the Assembly, told journalists that the people of Takum and his colleagues in the House were looking forward to his release only to be shocked by the news of his death.
As of the time of filling this report, the remains of Hosea Ibi, who was elected into the House in 2015, were said to have been deposited at the morgue of the Takum General Hospital.
Update Facebook user Mohammed Mustapha Just shared the below video and photos
Where the remains of the kidnapped & killed Taraba law maker Barr. Hon Hosea Ibi representing Takum I was found.
After collection of the negotiated ransom (N35 millions ) his abductors killed him and dumped the corpse in a forest by the road side in Takum LGA of taraba state.
We paid ransom twice for Hosea Ibi, not knowing they were murderers—Gov Ishaku
Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, yesterday, revealed that they paid ransom twice for the murdered member of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Hosea Ibi, representing Takum I. Gov Darius Ishaku Ishaku made the revelations when late Ibi’s colleagues paid him a condolence visit at the Government House, Jalingo. Takum I is Governor Ishaku and former Minister of Defence, T. Y. Danjuma’s constituency. Ishaku said:
“We paid the ransom thinking it was a case of kidnap. I thought he was going to be released unhurt. When I travelled out of the state, they still demanded for a second ransom and it was paid again; two days later he was murdered. “The reason I am much pained is that the security agents in the state and I worked hard to ensure that Ibi was rescued unharmed, not knowing we were talking to murderers and not kidnappers. “It is a sorrowful day for us as a people in Taraba State. Since I assumed the leadership of the state, there has been serious challenges, but I have not been as shocked as I am with this incident.
All the same, we are believers of God and let us give it all to God. “I implore the security in the state to do everything possible to bring those behind the ungodly incident to book for prosecution; we cannot continue in the face of insecurity. We must get rid of this to create peace for our people.”