Mother of the lawmaker representing Bomadi Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Kenneth Oboro Preyor, Ma Ekpongbolo Preyor, who regained freedom from her abductors last week, has disclosed how she was treated and cared for by her abductors.
Madam Preyor was abducted from her residence at Kpakiama in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, last month, by a kidnap gang led by a kidnap kingpin, popularly known as Kareowei, who whisked the octogenarian away from her bed at around 10:30pm on the fateful night.
Narrating her ordeals, as well as cordial relationships with her abductors during her stay in captivity, Madam Preyor said, “they said they kidnapped me because of my son (Hon. Preyor) and they wanted him to come for me.
They also wanted me to call my son to come for my rescue but I refused. They often threatened to kill me if he failed to come but I answered them that my son would not come for me.
“They raged against me when I refused to do their bidding, marching violently on my legs in response. Sometimes they would walk violently on the raft floor where I was kept, asking me the whereabouts of my son.
Some other times they would tell me that my son had come for me and he is already in the forest, threatening to kill him when he is in sight. “When they would threaten to kill my son, I would plead with them not to do so, rather I offered myself to them to be killed, pleading that he is my only son.
When I said that, they would rage on me the more, asking me if I did not see their sufferings, sleeping on the bare raft floor.
“The mosquitoes, too, were unbearable, coupled with the discomfort arising from the raft floor which they often come during my sleeping hours to walk on violently, moving up and down in order to disturb my sleep, maybe, in response to deadlocked negotiations with my son.
“Then, I would ask God, is it how you want me to die? They would often wake me up in my sleeping hours in the night, scaring me with funny tales, as well as asking me silly questions.
“On the aspect of food, I would say they fed me well and I praised them for the care, though under their captivity. At a time I managed to take off some of my clothes to wash, the girls among them would help me to do the washing”
Nosa Akenzua, Asaba