Okpara Nnenna Loveth (23), Chinonso Desmond (22), Nnaemeka Nwinya (30), Ekene Igwe (22) and Ugwu Okechukwu (26), if convicted by court would face death sentence.

They are alleged to have kidnapped the Chief Executive Officer of Monablis Hotel in Abakaliki.

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, stated that he is ready to sign the death sentence of the suspected assassins who abducted Monday Okey.

“The owner of Monabliss Hotel was kidnapped, robbed and taken to a river. He was shot and pushed into the river but miraculously he survived and came back.

“Through our intelligence network, the Neighborhood Security Watch, Police, SSS brought him back to the state and I have already dedicated my red biro that as soon as the suspects are convicted, that will be the first death sentence I will sign,” he stated.

Bounce News gathered that the businessman escaped assassination but sustained bullet wounds.

He was reportedly kidnapped in front of his hotel and taken to a river where he was shot and thrown into a river.

“I was kidnapped in front of my hotel, Monablis and taken to Ebonyi River along Enugu high way where I was shot on the hand and thrown into the river, but I was able to swim and come out of the river through the grace of God and immediately ran to the police,” he recounted.

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An eyewitness who gave his name as Kelechi said, “The hoodlums used black Highlander Jeep that has no registration number in front. It was the Neighborhood Watch Security Members that saw the jeep the way it was parked and suspected it because the four doors were opened.

Three ATM cards, jollof rice and foot wear were found in the SUV.

It was the Neighborhood Watch Security members that called the police who later came to the scene.

Ebonyi State Police confirmed the arrest of five persons in connection with the said abduction.

The Ebonyi State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Loveth Odah confirmed the kidnap and arrest to journalists saying the suspects would be arraigned.

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