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Couple Robbed On Their Wedding Day In Benue. (Photograph)

An Assistant Inspector of Nigeria Prisons Service appended to Otukpo Division, John Itodo was in the early hours of Friday burglarized at weapon point with his lady, Jesse and other relatives while coming back from their customary marriage, Daily Post reports.

Mr. Itodo, more youthful sibling to Yemi Itodo, an Abuja based Media Practitioner, had finished up a conventional marriage ritual with his lady in Etulo, a suburb of Katsina-Ala nearby legislature of Benue State on Thursday and was to move to Otukpa in Ogbadibo LGA same day for their wedding function charged for Saturday.

The vehicle conveying the recently wedded couple, notwithstanding, separated in Aliade, Gwer LGA and the couple and some relatives needed to rest over at Aliade.

“As early as 4 am on Friday, we set out for onward movement to Otukpa and the journey was smooth until we got to a place called Atlo, after Otukpo.
We saw a military check-point by 6am with about 5 soldiers on uniform, fully armed, flagging down our car and we parked”, a family source disclosed to Daily Post.
Speaking further, the source said
John Itodo“We thought they were genuine soldiers because they were kitted with Army Uniform and carrying weapons. They also blocked the federal road with logs of wood and lanterns on both sides of the road, to suggest it was a military or police check-point.
“One of them entered our vehicle and asked the driver to move towards a path in the bush while the rest unknown’ soldiers’ were following with legs. They took us to a nearby bush and dispossessed us of a large sum of money and all our belongings, including a professional video camera and photo camera with the memory card which contained all our marriage activities yesterday”.
He said the matter has been reported at the Otukpo Police Area Command.

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