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Ogun police nab three for threatening to kidnap former employer

By Bukky Olajide, Abeokuta
12 October 2022   |   3:44 am
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three men for attempting to kidnap their former employer in Ijebu ode area of the state.

Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three men for attempting to kidnap their former employer in Ijebu ode area of the state.
   
The suspects: Peter Nse, 24; Chukwuma Nwobodo, 48 and Michael Umanah, 30, were arrested following a complaint lodged at Igbeba Divisional headquarters by one Ifenuga Olayinka, who reported that he received a text message on his phone from someone who described himself as “Killer Vagabond of Africa”.
    
In the said message, the author directed the complainant to pay the sum of N5 million into a bank account he sent to him or risk being kidnapped within the shortest possible time.

    
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Igbeba division, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Musiliu Doga detailed detectives to unravel those behind the devilish message.
   
The detectives then embarked on intelligence-based investigation, which led them to Anambra State where two of the suspects namely: Peter Nse and Chukwuma Nwobodo were arrested.
  
They led the detectives to Ago Iwoye where the third suspect Michael Umanah was apprehended.
   
It was when they were brought before the complainant that he identified them as his former employees whom he laid off not quite long for certain misconduct.
    
On interrogation, they all confessed to the crime, but claimed to have made the attempt because they were not happy with the complainant for terminating their appointments.

MEANWHILE, the state’s  Commissioner of Police,  Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the anti kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation  and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation.