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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Graduate abducted and killed by father's business client

A 34-year-old graduate of the University of Benin, Enero Ukonga, had just returned home after completing his Masters in Business Administration ,MBA, course in Turkey and was making an attempt to prepare for his PHD in the United States.

While he was in his Opebi, Lagos family home,one Osaretin Enabulele, accompanied by 4 others identified as Elisha Jonah, Kazeem Ibrahim, Charles Timinnemi, a Medical student in Romania who was on holiday and the fourth identified simply as Fred visited him.
The lead man, Enabulele , an importer who resides in Benin city, Edo state, was said to have told Uknonga’s father, a retired Customs officer,who is a clearing and forwarding agent, on the phone, that he was bringing the original copy of the bill of laden of a 1 by 40 feet container, to facilitate its clearance from the Apapa Port in Lagos.

Enabulele was said to have requested Ukonga to follow him to the car to get the document for his father who was then in Benin city .

But apprehension reportedly set in after Ukonga’s friend(names withheld) reportedly waited in vain for his return. Curiously, he stepped out of the house to look for him but did not see him and didn't see any of the visitors either.

 However, as he searched for Ukonga, he reportedly stood still with his mouth open in shock, on seeing Ukonga’s pair of slippers in a disarrayed manner. Sensing trouble, he reportedly put a call to Ukonga’s phone only to discover it was switched off. Thereafter, he contacted his father who was in Benin city, to inform him of the ugly development before reporting the matter at the area ‘F’ division.

The police reportedly swung into action but their effort proved abortive. It was gathered that the case was transferred from area ‘’F ‘to the Special Anti Robbery Squad , SARS for further investigation. It was gathered that effort to reach the main suspect , Enabulele failed . Operatives were said to have travelled to the suspect’s home at 4, Ehigie street, off Aiaohan, Dumex road, Benin city, where his girlfriend and his brother were arrested but later released.

 Preliminary investigation by operatives of SARS revealed that the main suspect had bolted to Ghana, following claims by some of his friends that he called them with a foreign number informing that he was in Ghana. But when the number was dialled, he reportedly did not pick his call. Investigation at SARS, lingered for six months without any headway.

Determined to unearth the mystery surrounding his son’s whereabouts, Mr Benjamin further lodged a complaint with the Department of Security Service ,DSS. This action paid off, as one of the men who reportedly visited that fateful day was arrested in January 2015, six months after.

  He is Elisha Jonah. Jonah as gathered, was arrested mid January, through Enero Ukuoga’s stolen Black Berry phone. The phone was said to have been traced to a user in Ikeja, Lagos. By the time the user was arrested, he told the DSS operatives that he bought it from a friend. At the end , it was discovered that five persons had used the phone, with the seller traced to Jonah .

Jonah’s confessional statement reportedly led to the arrest of one Kasim Ibrahim, popularly called big daddy, on March 17, 2015.

During interrogation, the duo gave a starling disclosure of the whereabouts of the missing Ukonga . They revealed that he was dead and had been buried in a shallow grave at Abesan’s estate, Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos, close to Kazeem’s house.
When the cat was let out of the bag, Mr Ukuoga reportedly lost balance and slumped on one of the seats in the office of the DSS. By the time he came back, he reportedly gave a blank stare at the suspects , apparently trying to fathom their claim. When he managed to say a word, he reportedly started by asking amid tears “what on earth could have warranted such cruel act on an innocent person?  
At this point, the DSS reportedly transferred the case to the Force Criminal Investigation Department headquarters annex in Alagbon, where operatives at the Homicide section reportedly led the suspects to the shallow grave in a bush at Iyana Ipaja, from where the body of Ukonga was exhumed.

To say that members of the family was devastated at the bizarre occurrence is to put it mildly, as words could not express the family’s mood .

Though the discovery plunged the family into a season of sorrow but it brought an end to the long search for their assumed missing son.

Asked what went wrong between Mr Benjamin Ukonga and the importer, Enabulele, who is still at large, the bereaved father explained, trying hard not to betray his emotion:
“ Enabulele was introduced to me by a family friend. Later, he contacted me in Benin, saying he had a one by 40 feet container to clear. We settled for N1.5 but he paid N1 million and we started processing the clearance. We paid the Customs duty and other necessary duties , remaining the shipping company which required the original bill of laden of the owner of the container.But to my surprise, he called, requesting for the refund of his money which was not possible because the job was 95% concluded.Later, he called to say he had the bill of laden and I told him to take it to my manager in Lagos. But because that day was a Saturday, my Manager asked him to drop the document at my house in Opebi. But we later discovered he had a sinister motive,following the adoption of my son. My son was never into clearing and forwarding. I was told he even suggested they waited till Monday to hand the document to my manager”.
On her part, Mrs Ukonga cried uncontrollable as she spoke with reporters. She started by saying that all the while her son was declared missing, she kept hoping he would walk in someday. But the recent revelation according to her has left her shattered.
She said:
“This is an act of wickedness in the highest order. My son was an innocent and obedient person. He was never a troublesome fellow. We never believed Osaretin Enabulele could be this callous! Ah! This is so aching ….”, she paused to blow her nose. Through out the period we were searching for him, I concluded they could have drugged him and abandoned him far away and that he could have strayed in the process”, she paused again. But this time around, she broke down in tears at the mere thought that she would never leave to see her son again.
But when the suspects were interrogated by operatives at Alagbon, they denied any knowledge of Ukonga’s death.
According to Kazeem:
“ We did not know how he died. On that day, Osareti Onabulele called Charles that he had a business deal in Ikeja and needed some help. Charles contacted Elisha who thereafter, contacted me. We went there, parked a Toyota Camry car owned by one of us, Elisha, who is Medical student in Romania , in front of the building. By the time Enero was bought out of his house into the car, Elisha was attending to an injury I sustained on the leg. When we got into the car, we discovered that he(Ukonga) was gasping”.
Asked how the body was buried in the shallow grave, the suspects alleged that Enabulele instructed them to bury him there, in order to avoid arrest.

As at Thursday, the whereabouts of Osareti Enabulele, the alleged mastermind, was still unknown. He was subsequently declared wanted. A gazette bulletin from the Force CID read:
 “A warrant of arrest has been obtained from Magistrate Court, in Lagos state for his arrest. He is wanted for the offence of conspiracy and murder on the 19th July, 2014 at number 10, Ajanaku street off Salvation road, Opebi Lagos. “Method used in committing the offence is that the suspect with four others went to the above mentioned address, kidnapped the deceased , one Enero Ukonga and on their way to their destination, the deceased died on the road inside the vehicle” .
Part of the investigation as gathered, included a DNA test on the body , with a view to ascertaining whether it is that of Ukonga. The outcome of the result according to the Police would form their next line of investigation. The Police as gathered, have also written the shipping company not to release the container said to have been sent from Italy by one Kate Uwa, , until investigation is concluded.

The, FCIID, Public Relations Officer, Mr. Friday Achibong, who confirmed the incident, said Enabulele and others; Fred and Charles at large, are still been searched for.


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97 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too long a story but it's sad!

salifu ebiojo said...

A world filled with wicked souls. Rip to him.

sylvia said...

omg.....how can human bings be this cruel...this post lft me shocked and i feel for the family of the deceasd..may God giv them the heart to bear thir loss....may his soul RIP..as fo the guilty...thy wud get thie full reward

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Interesting story...RIP to d dead

Bukunmi Emmanuel said...

What a wicked world




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Juliana Opara said...

This is wickedness

Anonymous said...

Boko Haram start bombing since 1:45am midnight in Maiduguri metropolis and still continue this morning. Please Buhari fulfil your promises, BH killings daily since you asumme office.

ngozi nwaugo said...

Humans have really gotten barbaric ,God save from evil🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Ebere Emeka said...

Wat a wicked world!!!!!! Am jus sad.

joy hansbello said...

Wicked world rip

helen nwachukwu said...

The hearts of men are indeed wicked

Anonymous said...

Ok noted, Onyx u re a disgrace to your
family and from the State u come from,
go back to that fmer post Linda post
when one Woman who decided to resign
for her to be issuing Licences to Gay
bastards, if u go back to the post u will
see it is your comment that is different
from the rest and it means u re Gay, that
girl u show on this blog that day was just
a show off idiot bastard if I catch u
anywhere u will die that day.

simple said...

Wicked life.... Rest in peace bro

Anonymous said...

What a wicked world. They won't go free by God's grace

Allybrownny said...

Hmmm!!!Dis world is full of evil minded people,y didn't u trace d father u had business with n deal with him or even wait to submit d document n conclude d business?Wat on earth did d boy do to deserve such death??D mind of human are full of evil thots,it is only God that can protect one from even ur close friends n family members..Rip

wilheminna moses said...

Men are evil... Rest in peace ukonga

7F098C19 said...

Wicked generation. Engr Emy

debbie inokoba said...

This is wickedness

Anonymous said...

what is the gain now.. everybody lost. destiny!!!!!!

Naturedozit Aijay said...

Talk about sins of the father. This is clearly aa business deal gone wrong and an innocent son is killed instead of his father. The heart of man is wicked. Rip to the dead. I just pity the mum

ijeoma ikebudu said...

The story too long

jephthah ibiam said...

Chai,am jux speechless.

Jennifer Disi said...

This is wickedness in the highest order. God will judge that wicked so-called friend.

Edem victor said...

That's heartless!


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Emmanuel Samuel said...

The heart of man is wicked. God safe us from the hands of evil and wicked men.

kemikane said...

Why na? Why!

Amaka.u.l said...

Na wa o,heartless souls!rip enero.

Peace Alaba said...

Ooooooooh my...!

What a wicked people!
This life is full of evil
May God have mercy on us anyway

Teemah Salau said...

Subuhanallah! Y will som1 do dat??? I still dnt see reason y u shd do dat to an innocent person or even any1 involved in d transaction cos deris no course 4 it! Deris no quarrel or so. If nt pure evil n wickedness God m tayad of all dese cruelty!

yourstrulyblogposts.blogspot.com said...

Omg this is really sad - rip

irabo bobby fera favor said...

Hmmmm Enabulele will never go unpunished.

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Nero.. He was actually a peaceful, fun loving guy. Adiue

ugogold james O said...

Can't read 2 long. But who ever did dis to dis young man let justice catch up with him........

ugogold james O said...

Can't read 2 long. But who ever did dis to dis young man let justice catch up with him........

paul elvis said...

The heart of man is desperately wicked.

chukwu sunday said...

Wicked ppl ......RIP......

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Beef o

Riwo Adhuze said...

Where d picture of d killer na? They declared him wanted without showing his picture.

Zenki Moye Brown said...

Humans........Evil world we live in...May we not be found in such situation.....

Moye says so via BB Passport...Courtesy LIB......

Nicholas Pius said...

Wicked world

Peculia Fash said...

sad

teekay said...

sad

teekay said...

sad

Anonymous said...

This is sad but I guess the young man was a victim of his Dad evil business dealings. This should serve as lesson to other people who enjoy duping people. Some people can wait for over 40 years to undertake revenge. Let us all be fair in our dealings.

Nyxie said...

God rest his soul. And i hope the perps get a double dose of their wickedness.

ali zenith said...

Tradegy!!!

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..

Rip
.
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Asonye Ihejiri said...

Wickness to the highest order.Go and rot in jail.

Omonzusi Okojie said...

This is wickedness in high places. May the gd Lord console the deceased family.

onogbosele oiseahumen said...

This world is evil and wicked. May the soul of the deceased rest in peace.

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Anonymous said...

Cruel world

IBO BOI said...

My rule number one... I cnt do bizness wit a stranger... Wat a wicked world

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

OMG! Oh Lord! Pls save, and help us frm enemies dat reside, and r around us. I pray God grant d families d fortitude to bear their loss. RIP to their child.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

OMG! Oh Lord! Pls save, and help us frm enemies dat reside, and r around us. I pray God grant d families d fortitude to bear their loss. RIP to their child.

anita gold said...

In peace may hiis soul rest

Alero said...

what a wicked world!!! so painful and disheartening. .

joyous babe said...

Oh my God d heart of men is full of evil.why visit d sin of d father to d innocent son.may his genlt sour rest in peace.he is at large but one day he will be cought.it is well wt d family.

Anonymous said...

How wicked can a man be?

aurelia ekewenu said...

What a painful story, I don't know the dead boy or his parents but I feel pain in my chest. May that Osarentin not have peace were ever he is, may he experience much pain n sorrow more than the deceased family. IJN Amen

winnie kems said...

This is so so sad! The people of this world are becoming heartless as the days go bye!!

Anonymous said...

Lord have mercy! Does it mean humans have lost d total fear of God?. Dear Lord deliver d wicked souls u created from devil's dane in d hands of ur poeple. Amen

Dahenriez said...

Rip to the dead.


***dahenriez***

Lindas Addict said...

Omg wat a wicked world , y r pple like dis ? You mean pple doesn't av conscience anymore ? Just to kill someone like dat? May God give d family d grace to bear dis lost wt d pains.... One really need to b careful wt d kind of pple u deal wit,some r jt Devils in human,

Rachel Oyebode said...

Evil dat men do,God av mercy on d innocent one..Rip e d dead.

Moses Ogbeh said...

May his soul RIP.

Anonymous said...

Satan will be surprised for ds act....Jesus



HOL

vera said...

What a wicked world,may his gentle soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

A plan of kidnapping, gone wrong.

Nnmadi Obeta said...

May his soul rest in peace

ify uhobo said...

What a world! The heart of man is wicked,RIP to d dead

eka said...

what a wicked world we live.

hrm paul ojeih said...

God I no dis boy enero ukonga we were good friends and class mates in benin city we went to paragon high school in TV road wat a damn shame rest in peace bro

Anonymous said...

Anon 8 40 death awaits you just watch soon,you are a wicked soul

Juliet Iwuno said...

I tell you. People wey God go judge no be small. May his soul rest in peace. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

I tell you. People wey God go judge no be small. May his soul rest in peace. Linda take note!

love fred said...

So sad

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

OMG! Oh Lord! Pls save, and help us frm enemies dat reside, and r around us. I pray God grant d families d fortitude to bear their loss. RIP to their child.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

OMG! Oh Lord! Pls save, and help us frm enemies dat reside, and r around us. I pray God grant d families d fortitude to bear their loss. RIP to their child.

Anonymous said...

U are really a sick soul. How does d fact that 2 human beings want 2 be happy affect u? If it's a sin, let God punish them. Y is it ur problem?

inem jackson said...

Wonders shall never end

Flora Mbum said...

I feel so terrible reading stuff like this... this is a case of sins of the father. Customs officers have caused more harm than good in this country, look at what he has made his innocent child go thru. That was how they friend's elder brother went to Germany, the little money he had he used in buying a large container of electronics to come start life in Nigeria and take take of his children. Customs officers seized his goods, he paid thru his nose, borrowed money and even sold the only property he had, yet they kept playing him. He ended up with hypertension, stroke and later on died. They seized people's goods and own them, and then they auction then at very cheap prices. It's not fair at all... the government should seriously look into this customs matter and the rate at which they destroy people's lives. It's really painful...

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

OMG! Oh Lord! Pls save, and help us frm enemies dat reside, and r around us. I pray God grant d families d fortitude to bear their loss. RIP to their child.

Jules Louis said...

Oh my God! Why kill an innocent child like that for chrissakes. I'm so shocked i don't even know what to say. May he rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with you? I don't support homosexuality but how does it affect the price of fish in your market if onyx is gay?

Anonymous said...

D stupid girlfriend was my friend,she turn the story up and down

ary said...

Evil

nwudo mike said...

So sad may his soul R.I.P

sharon juliet said...

The heart of men are wicked..

Anonymous said...

They should publish these evil doer's pictures....people need to know them

Anonymous said...

OMG THIS IS BAD. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

BLUNT said...

Anon 10:34, he/she isn't a wicked soul. He/she was just being blunt. I concur with him/her. You've really not been screwed over in a business deal, that's why you can spill out bunkum.

Anonymous said...

why are human beings this wicked and heartless. He has killed and is now running to save his own miserable life, what a bastard and a wicked world. may d innocent boys soul rip in d bossom of our Lord Jesus, amen.

Anonymous said...

Bros Nero as we normally called u. I never knew I will be reading ur story linda`s blog someday we ur younger ones miss u. RIP bros

dami llionaire said...

Haaaa, people re wicked! May the Lord rest his soul....

Anonymous said...

Enero.......RIP..Great man..This is just so sad to read man.This guy is just one super guy!

Ade Olasengbe said...

So sad, may God deliver us from untimely death. Amen

Anonymous said...

The father of the deceased hasn't really told the truth about the business deal that went on, at the look of things it might be that the suspect was being frustrated by the customs and clearing officers, maybe they demanded for more money which he didn't have, you need to see how people are being treated when it comes to container matter at Apapa, especially when its a contraband. They need to know the item in the 40ft container. because no man can do such an evil act, except he was pushed to the wall too hard. But at the same time this doesn't warrant any one committing murder, justice must be served. At the look of comments its since that the deceased was a loving person, who has nothing to do with this business deal, so because you cant get the man, you kill his son as revenge..Killing his future dreams of having his PHD in USA, I feel for the parents, this will not be easy for them to forget, it will break his mums heart, its crazy R.I.P Enero

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