Sunday 18 February 2024

Abuja chef allegedly kidnaps boss’ son, collects N3.9m ransom


Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command have arrested one Ulagu Philemon Chukwuma over the abduction of his boss’ son, Justin Nwankwo.

DAILY POST learnt that the 12-year-old boy was kidnapped on February 10, 2024, in the Jabi area of the nation’s capital city.

A statement issued on Sunday by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, said the suspect allegedly connived with one McDonald Arinze, who is currently at large, to commit the crime.

The PPRO said the suspect, a domestic worker serving as a chef to the Nwankwo family, was nabbed by officers of the Utako Police Divisional Headquarters.

According to her, the police officers were following up on investigations to rescue the abducted boy.

The statement said, “Investigations by the Police revealed that the principal suspect, who has since confessed to the crime, conspired with one McDonald Arinze, currently at large, to commit the crime. 

“The suspects had earlier forcefully obtained a cash sum of three million, nine hundred thousand naira (3,900,000) as ransom from the victim’s father.

“The arm of the law however caught up with the criminals following intensified efforts by the Police. The boy was rescued unhurt and reunited with his parents. The cash sum earlier extorted was equally recovered.”

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