Two brothers, Fortunate Osuji (25) and Praise Osuji (17), conspired with other members of a kidnapper gang, to kidnap their youngest brother, Confidence Osuji, 14, in order to extort 7 million from nairas to their grandfather. But, they were eventually arrested by the Nigerian police.
State Police Commissioner Isaac Akinmoyede said the Osuji brothers lost their parents in 2009 and were taken away by their grandfather, Chief Chukwuma Osuji, who is believed to be the traditional prime minister of his village , Emekuku, in the local government region of Owerri, northern state.
The state commissioner revealed that on June 10, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., the distraught grandfather visited the anti-kidnapping squad in the state where he reported that one of his grandsons, Confidence Osuji , had been abducted from Ezedibia Emekuku in the local government area of Owerri North, Imo State. This is how the squad commander and his agents, thanks to a technical intelligence device, were able to follow the kidnappers to their location, Amaiyii-Amate Ikeduru LGA, Imo State, on June 11, 2020.
With the exception of their gang leader, Nelson Dike, all the other gang members were arrested, in addition to Fortunate and her younger brother, Praise. Members include: Bernard Ugo, originally from Mbano LGA, Imo State, but resides somewhere in Orji, Owerri North LGA Bernard is said to be the one who threatened the grandfather to pay 7million naira, otherwise they would use Confidence for rituals.
In an interview with The Sun, the distraught grandfather expressed his shock that his own grandchildren could hatch and execute such an evil plan. ” When I didn’t see my kidnapped grandson, Confidence, I immediately reported the matter to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad. The kidnappers started calling me on my phone and asking for 7 million naira. They threatened that if I refused to pay the ransom, they would use the victim for the ritual, ”said the grandfather.
“I quickly went and dropped 1 million naira without the consent of the police. I deposited the money in their camp in Upe in the Ngor-Okpala local government area of Imo State. I was surprised that immediately I paid the money, that night my grandson was released. I was happy. But suddenly the police came and arrested the three children ”, he indicated.
“I didn’t understand until they were taken into custody and Fortunate confessed that he had arranged the kidnapping with Praise. He confessed that they conspired to kidnap their younger brother along with five other kidnappers. It came as a big shock to me. I didn’t believe it myself Said the distraught grandfather