A failed attempt by two employees to kidnap their Oil and Gas merchant boss, has landed them in police net in Lagos.
The confessional statement of the employees was said to have led to the arrest of the third suspect described as an accomplice.
The arrest of the suspects was based on a credible intelligence received by the police decoy attached to Ejigbo Police Station that foiled the kidnap attempt.
Identified as AguIzuchukwu, 19 and Tunde Olaewo 21 years, the suspects
were alleged to be holding a nocturnal meetings with the view to kidnap and keep their employer incommunicado until a ransom of 60 million Naira is paid.
Based on the tip off, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ejigbo Police Station, CSP Okuwobi Olabisi, reportedly mobilized Police detectives who swiftly stormed the venue of the meeting where the employees were arrested.
It was reliably gathered that the suspects in the course of interrogation named one Sunday Nwankwo as an accomplice and was later nabbed in Isolo area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos Command Subairu Muazu while confirming the arrest in a release said all the suspects have confessed to the crime.
According to the police boss, the suspects said they would have demanded a sixty million Naira ransom from the business man, had their plan succeeded.
Muazu added that all the suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.
The release reads, ” Based on credible intelligence received that some newly employed staff of one Solomon Otungo ‘M’, an Oil and gas merchant, of Bucknor area of Ejigbo, Lagos, were holding nocturnal meetings on how they would kidnap and keep their employer incommunicado until a ransom of 60 million Naira is paid.
Based on the information, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ejigbo Police Station, CSP OkuwobiOlabisi, swiftly mobilized Police detectives and stormed the venue of the meeting where the following employees,AguIzuchukwu, 19 years of age and TundeOlaewo ‘m’ 21 years were promptly rounded up and brought to the station.
The confessional statements of the suspects, led to the arrest of one Sunday Nwankwo ‘m’ in Isolo area of Lagos State.
The suspects in unison, have confessed to the crime. They added that had their plan pulled through, they would have demanded a sixty million Naira ransom from the business man.
Suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation”.