A businessman identified as Fortune, who was kidnapped by hoodlums alongside his friend, Jane, on the 11th of May, 2016, said they were being tortured for giving those who captured them an expired ATM card.
According to PUNCHNG, Mr Fortune disclosed that their captors took them to a forest in Igwuruta in Obio/Akpor LGA, Rivers State.
He said, “At the long run, we discovered that we were somewhere around Igwuruta, very deep inside the forest. Our kidnapper stabbed us, beat us and even took my expired ATM card. I have wounds all over my head.
“We stayed eight days in the kidnappers den. They continued to give us the beating of our lives when they discovered that the ATM card they used did not dispense money for them at the bank. It was clear that the ATM had expired, but they did not understand that.”
Fortune said he suspected that their captors were planning to use them for money rituals, recalling that they (the kidnappers) took them to a place in the bush where a huge fire was prepared.
They were later rescued by the operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.