How My Husband’s Siblings Kidnapped Him, Seized Our Property After His Demise

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Olubunmi and her husband

Mrs Olubunmi Kama, a Nigerian widow, has informed of how her husband died after he was seized by his family members.

The girl has narrated how her in-laws allegedly forcefully took away her sick husband, James, to an unknown location, and seized his property upon his demise, rendering her and their 5 youngsters destitute.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the Ondo State indigene turned married to James, a civil engineer from Ebonyi State, at an Abuja marriage registry on July 16, 2004.

A lawyer, John-Bede Ofoha, petitioned the Inspector-Common of Police, Mohammed Adamu, over James’ demise and the alleged appropriation of his property by his siblings –Princess and Tochukwu.

He requested the police to analyze the “nefarious actions of Princess Kama and Tochukwu Kama, culminating within the abduction, denial of ample care and publicity to palpable trauma, resulting in the demise of James Kama, thereby exposing his household to untold hardship.”

The petition, dated September 17, 2020, copied the Commissioner of Police, Murder Division, Abuja, was titled, ‘Abduction, false imprisonment, homicide, conversion and risk to life perpetrated towards the late Mr James Kama and his nuclear household by Princess Kama and Mr Tochukwu Kama’.

The widow informed PUNCH Metro on Wednesday that she was prevented from attending her husband’s funeral in Ikon, within the Afikpo South Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi in August 2018, including that Tochukwu and Princess threatened to hurt her if she attended the programme.

Olubunmi famous that the relations didn’t acknowledge James’ nuclear household at his funeral, saying her identify and people of her youngsters had been lacking within the programme of occasions.    ,,

Disclosing what led to her husband’s demise, the mom of 5 mentioned James had continual ulcer, however turned hooked on ache killers for 13 years.

She mentioned James was taken to an unknown hospital by his siblings on Might 13, 2018, however his fast relations weren’t allowed to see him or know his whereabouts till his demise on August 6.

She said, “I travelled residence to Ondo State to be with my mum once I was pregnant with my twin ladies and by the point I returned to Abuja, my husband had been taken away to an unknown location, as a result of he had a disaster. We weren’t allowed to see him till we had been knowledgeable that he had died in August 2018.

“I used to be additionally not allowed to see his stays within the mortuary. I needed to beg the attendants, who mentioned they had been beneath strict directions to not enable me to see the physique. Shortly after his demise, my husband’s siblings got here to our home in Gwarimpa and took away his private results, together with his automobiles, and left us with nothing.”

Olubunmi mentioned only some members of the Kama household had been helping her, including that she was ejected from the Gwarimpa residence as a result of she couldn’t pay the lease.

She said, “I’m a caterer, however my husband didn’t enable me to work when he was alive. Now, I’ve 5 youngsters to cater for and I’ve been lowered to begging to outlive; I’ve been hustling and struggling.

“Tochukwu and Princess offered his automobiles, took away all his garments and telephones. I imagine they’re doing this as a result of I’m not from their tribe. My twin daughters simply received scholarships to america, however I don’t have cash for his or her visas.”

An uncle of the deceased, Mr Jones Ike, corroborated Olubunmi’s allegations, however mentioned the household had been making an attempt to get Tochukwu and Princess to return the property.


“We’ve got been making an attempt to settle the difficulty; it’s a household challenge and we don’t wish to escalate it. I don’t assist the therapy meted out to the girl, however I imagine we’ll type the whole lot out,”
he informed PUNCH Metro.

When contacted, Tochukwu declined to talk on the matter and easily terminated the telephone name.

His sister, Princess, raged towards our correspondent and mentioned unprintable issues when she was contacted on the telephone.



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