By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Two suspects nabbed by police detectives in Lagos over alleged kidnapping have confessed that they planned to kidnap their employer because of her wickedness.
The suspects, named Emmanuel Okemayin and Austine Anyia, who were drivers to one Ijeoma Eze-Okafor, a renowned business woman had concluded plans to kidnap her and the husband.
It was gathered that they had conspired with another suspect identified as Arowosola Adewale who collected the sum of ten thousand naira (#10,000) to hire a native doctor that will protect them from arrest after the operation.
Sources informed that the suspects were arrested by operatives of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) through discreet intelligence following information from a credible source.
Following the report, it was reliably learnt that the detectives disguise as an interested party and played along with the suspects until their eventual arrest on 29th October, 2018.
The suspects were said to have requested for arms, ammunition and a vehicle from the agents provocateur (FSARS men), while the suspects, on their path sent the photographs of the target, details of her vehicle and other information to their new partners, unknown to them that they were dealing with policemen.
While parading the suspects before newsmen at the command headquarter, the Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi said It took ten days for the group to plan the kidnapping of the business women.
He said they will be arraign in court at the completion of investigation.
” On the 19/10/2019, at about 2100hrs, information from a credible source revealed that some group of kidnappers had already concluded an arrangement to kidnap one Ijeoma Eze-Okafor, a renowned business woman.
Sequel to the information, directives was given to the FSARS Operatives to infiltrate the camp of the would be kidnappers and act along with them.
The suspects requested for arms, ammunition and a vehicle from the agents provocateur ( FSARS men), while the suspects, on their path sent the photographs of the target, details of her vehicle and other information to their new partners, unknown to them they were dealing with policemen.
It took ten days for the group to plan the kidnapping of the business women.
However, on the D-day, 29/10/2018, the suspects surfaced and were immediately arrested.
During interrogation, they gave their names as Emmanuel Okemayin, Austine Anyia and Arowosola Adewale. It was revealed that two of the suspects, Austin Anya and Emmanuel Okemayin were both employed as drivers to the victim and victim’s husband respectively, while the third suspect, Arowosola Adewale collected the sum of ten thousand naira (#10,000) from the drivers to enable him hire a native doctor that will protect them after the operation.
The suspects said that the plan to kidnap their employer derived from her wickedness.
i. Emmanuel Okemayin ‘m’ aged 27yrs
ii. Austin Anyia ‘m’ aged 30yrs
iii. Aowosola Adewale ‘m’ aged 32yrs”, the police commissioner said.