The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has detained three men for attempting to abduct their former boss in the Ijebu Ode region of Ogun state.
The suspects were named as Peter Nse, Chukwuma Nwobodo, and Michael Umanah in a statement released by the state’s police public relations officer on Tuesday.
Naija News learnt that the suspects were detained in response to a complaint made by Ifenuga Olayinka, who claimed to have received a text message from a “Killer Vagabond of Africa” and lodged it at the Igbeba divisional headquarters.
According to the statement, the author of the message instructed the complainant to deposit N5 million into a bank account he sent to him or risk being kidnapped as soon as possible.
The Divisional Police Officer of the Igbeba division, Musiliu Doga, assigned his detectives to find out who was sending the message after hearing about it.
According to a police spokesman, thorough investigations enabled authorities to track down the suspects in Anambra State, where they were apprehended.
“It was when they were brought before the complainant that he identified them as his former employees whom he laid off not quite long ago for certain misconduct.
“On interrogation, they all confessed to the commission of the crime and claimed to have made the attempt just because they were not happy as the complainant terminated their appointment,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the suspects be sent to the State Criminal Investigation Department’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit for further investigation.