Nsukka — A first year Higher National Diploma, HND 1, Accountancy student of the Institute of Management and Technology, IMT, Enugu and two others were, Wednesday, apprehended by police in Nsukka, Enugu State while attempting to abduct a prominent business man in the town.
The three suspected kidnappers whose names were given as Emeka Nwodo, from Ohodo; Emeka Ugwoke from Akpotoro Obimo both in Nsukka Local Government Area and Charles Nnwmdi Ideyi (aka Ono nwa Ngwo) from Imilike in Udenu Local Government Area, had allegedly abducted Ejike Ekwunife (aka Ejike Awkuzu) squeezed him into a blue Mercedes 200 booth when a team of Nsukka Urban Police accosted them along Ogurugu road at about 8 a.m.
Vanguard gathered that the kidnap syndicate allegedly challenged the police team, ordered them to drop their riffle or risk being killed.The police, however, over-powered and apprehended three of them while one escaped.
One of the suspects told Vanguard at Nsukka police station that an apprentice now at large, approached them to kidnap his master, Ejike Awkuzu, because he refused to settle him after serving him for years.
The IMT Enugu student Emeka Ugwoke, allegedly owns a boutique along Ugwuoye Nsukka which he claimed has been closed down but a police source said that the student has a building project on going at his Obimo community before the waterloo, crime guard gathered.
The victim Ejike Awkuzu was rushed to an undisclosed private hospital in Nsukka where he is presently receiving treatment.
A reliable police source who pleaded anonymous disclosed that the kidnap syndicate have terrorized the u the university town for quite some time now, causing sleepless nights in the area, explaining, just
last week Saturday night Eloka Okafor another business man was kidnapped and yet to be found before the yesterday incident.
Enugu state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Ebere Amarizu, when contacted said that they were working on the incident.