Kidnappers, vigilance group collaborated to abduct council official in Enugu – Police


The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested two kidnappers in Nimbo, Uzouwani Local Government of Enugu State, for the alleged kidnap of Enechi Ejiofor on December 13, 2016.

The command’s spokesperson, SP. Ebere Amaraizu, told newsmen in Enugu on Thursday that the suspects abducted Ejiofor, a Special Assistant on Security Matters to Uzo Uwani Local Government Area Chairman, in December on his way to an official assignment at Ugwuiyi Ekoro.

He said that the victim was still missing.

He said that the kidnappers demanded N10m ransom on December 14, 2016, from the family but later reduced it to N2m, which one of the suspects collected.

The police spokesperson said that the two suspects were helping the operatives in their investigations.

He said that the first suspect revealed that they allegedly collaborated with the community vigilance group to kidnap the victim.

Amaraizu said that the first suspect, who claimed to be a Nollywood actor, said that he played a big role in monitoring the victim’s movement because he knows him very well.

The police spokesperson said that the suspects claimed not to know the whereabouts of the victim, saying that some vigilance group members known as Ratty, Miri and Earthquake, whom he did not know their real names, knew better.

The second suspect also said that it was the first suspect, his friend, that lured him into the group.



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