Unemployment Made Us Kidnap – Suspects
Police officers arrested two kidnapping suspects, named Sunday Chukwu and Chidokwe Efide, for kidnapping business lady Maris Ibe in Delta State.
The suspects, who blamed unemployment for their actions, were arrested following the ransom of N1m for the release of a kidnapped victim on January 14, 2021, near the Ibori Golf Club in Asaba, the state capital, Punch reported.
After his release, the victim petitioned Inspector General of Police, Adam Mohammed, with a petition that agents of the IG reconnaissance group were hired in Delta State to track down the kidnappers.
The detectives reportedly seized from the suspects three locally made pistols, an ax, 10 unused cartridges and a sum of 320,000 nations.
In a statement, 28-year-old Sanday Chukwuka from Anambra state said he was a farmer and sand digger before being told about the kidnapping and armed robbery by two friends named simply Ali and Murital.
He declared, “They showed me their guns and took me to where they kept them. During last year’s isolation, they moved to their hometown in Kogi state and threw down their weapons. When the isolation continued and it became difficult for me, I grabbed a weapon and called one of my friends, Efibe.
“We talked about creating a gang of kidnappers. Then we followed the woman (Ibe), who was driving to her house in a nice car, and abducted her at the gate of the house. We took her into the bushes. The woman called her husband and we asked for $ 500,000.
“She advised her husband to raise the ransom to N1m and warned him not to involve the police. We became friends with her. We didn’t hit her or blindfold her. I took the money from your saleswoman who brought it. I received 500,000 N 500,000 as ransom fee and it is still in my account. I wanted to rent an apartment with him. I was arrested three days after the operation. I gave my life to Christ and I want to turn the page. “