The Edo state police command have arrested three individuals for allegedly conniving to kidnap and kill one Joshua Aiseku Unuigboje, a Professor Emeritus, if he did not pay an equal of N7.5 million right into a Turkish checking account.
Parading the suspects earlier than newsmen at the moment, the state commissioner of police, Babatunde Kokumo, gave the names of the suspects as 23-year-old man, Adamu Aminu; Tamuno Diepriye Samuel (19) and Ovie Raymond (21).
Based on the police boss, Aminu, who hailed from Kaduna State, was to have come to Sabongida Ora together with his dad and mom as a younger boy, and lived in the home of the Professor who employed his father as as safety guard.
He stated the Professor was chargeable for the training of Aminu until he graduated from secondary faculty, after which he left to someplace in Port Harcourt, the place he met members of his kidnap gang and deliberate the dastardly act.
“These are those that have made an attempt to kindap Professor Emeritus, Joshua Ubuigboje from Saboginda-Ora. They’ve demanded for an equal sum of N7.5m from the Emeritus Professor. They’ve equally directed the professor to pay the equal sum of N7.5 million right into a Turkish checking account made accessible for that goal. It should curiosity members of the general public to know that Aminu’s father stays a safety man within the Professor’s home.
Aminu was taken to the Professor’s home when he was a child and the Professor has been taken the accountability of sending Aminu to high school and even when he was thrown out of faculty, at a degree, the professor nonetheless regarded for an additional faculty. For being untrainable, he was thrown out of faculty in Saboginda-Ora however the Professor? felt he may nonetheless be reformed and for that cause, he obtained one other faculty for Aminu however behold, Aminu who thereafter turned kidnapper, has organized together with his members of his prison gang in Rivers State to kidnap the Professor,” Kokumo stated.
When interrogated, Aminu blamed the satan for his evil act.
“It’s the work of the satan and I’m not a kidnapper. All what I stated to him was only a mere risk and I didn’t imply it. I’m innocent. I got here up with the thought of the kidnapping myself and I made a decision to contain my buddy, Prince Diepriye Samuel. I advised the Professor of his current situation of him being topped a king in Saboginda-Ora and that many individuals are towards him.
So I stated to myself if we are able to provide you with some concepts as to attempt to persuade him that we’re working together with his opponent to cease him from being topped except he pays? us the cash we’ve got requested for. The Professor Emeritus was a superb man to me. He has by no means punished or tortured me however I used to be not that snug dwelling with him. He was a pleasant man to me however my dad and mom have been poor and I used to be not in a position to increase cash to additional my training after my secondary training. That was why the thought got here into my thoughts,” he stated.
On his half, Samuel, stated he solely helped Aminu to ship the textual content message to the Professor?, whereas Raymond stated he helped to acquire the Turkish checking account from one other of his buddy to be used within the operation.