Nigeria: Police Arrest Man Over Threat to Kidnap, Murder Boss

14 October 2019

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested one Nnaji Nwabueze who allegedly threatened to kidnap and murder his boss.

The Command's Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Saturday in Enugu, said that the suspect also threatened and demanded money from unsuspecting members of the public using text messages and the Internet.

Amaraizu said the suspect was arrested on Friday by operatives from the Central Police Station, Enugu, through intelligence Information.

He said the operatives swung into action after receiving a report from the suspect's victim, an Enugu-based businessman and boss to the suspect.

The police spokesman noted that the complainant had been receiving such threats from the suspect, who said he would kidnap and murder him if he failed to provide the amount he demanded.

"Following the report and intelligence information gathered, the suspect was promptly nabbed for allegedly issuing threats via the Internet and text messages to his boss.

"The suspect was identified as the personal gardener to the victim (his boss, the Enugu-based businessman).

"The suspect, following his arrest, revealed how he and some of his cohorts usually attacked victims.

"The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has directed for a full scale investigation into the activities," he said.

Amaraizu said the suspect has regretted his actions, attributing them to Satan."


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