The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation – Americas (NIDOA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order an inquiry into the murder of Prince Dennis Abuda.
Abuda was abducted on the Auchi-Benin road in Edo on January 30, 2021, while returning to Lagos for his flight to the United States after visiting his home town of Fugar.
Four days later, his decomposing body was found with bullet wounds on the Lagos-bound bypass in Benin after ransom payment.
The Police, on February 5, said some suspects had been arrested but nothing has been heard since.
In the letter to the President, NIDO appealed that the perpetrators of the crime be brought to justice.
The organisation described Abuda as a prominent member of the Nigerian community in Atlanta who dedicated his life to serving others.
“He frequently traveled to Nigeria to attend to the numerous charitable organisations he established to serve and better the lots of his people,” the group said.
NIDO recalled that through Abuda’s numerous charitable acts, many people were empowered to be self-sustaining.
The letter said Nigerians in Atlanta, Georgia, and the people of Fugar, have lost someone very dear to them.
“Your Excellency, we appeal to you to see to it that these senseless murderers, who see no value in human lives, are brought to justices,” it read.
The letter was signed by Obed Monago, Chairman, NIDOA Board of Trustees; Victor Ubani, President, NIDOA-Atlanta; and Saheed Adeleye Secretary-General, NIDOA-Atlanta.