NTA staff -How kidnappers forced me to smoke Indian hemp –
The chief driver with the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, Eze Wilson, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen, has revealed how he was kept and fed with noodles in a toilet for over two weeks by his abductors.
The driver was whizzed away on January 20, 2017 along Apara Link road in Obio/Akpor Local
Government Area of Rivers State while driving home from his office in a Hyundai car belonging to his boss.
He told Southern City news at the weekend that the kidnappers ordered him to drive through a path to a place where he was finally held hostage for many days.
He explained further that the bandits tried to force him to smoke Indian hemp.
He narrated, “I was beaten on several occasions, especially on the first day before they now realised that I was a driver and not the owner of the Hyundai car they saw me drive.
“They told me they did not know I was a driver and kept me in a toilet throughout my stay there. They always fed me with Indomie [noodles].
“They gave me yam and garri on few occasions.
“I ate whatever food they brought to me in the toilet; I was also using the toilet whenever I was pressed and slept there at night. They threatened to cut off my head and place it in front of our gate. That actually frightened me, but I had hope in God that I would be out of the place.
“One of them, a graduate, told me that he decided to go into kidnapping when police seized his taxi cab, refused to release it, and left him with nothing to earn a living.”