14-yr-old boy plans grandmum’s kidnap, collects N150,000 ransom

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BY AUSTIN OGWUDA

ASABA — MEN of the Delta State Police command have arrested a 14-year-old boy for allegedly masterminding the kidnap of his grandmother.

Ironically, the abductors also took away the boy along with the grandmother and another victim in the process of kidnap but dropped off the accused before getting to their hideout.

It was also not the first time the boy had planned the abduction of his grandmother to enable him share from the ransom.

State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Charles Muka gave a vivid account of the incident.

According to him: “This is a case of conspiracy in which a grandson, for the second time, planned his grandmother’s  kidnap.

“On 17th of this month in Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area at 6pm, one Hope Evivie, a 62-year-old woman, was kidnapped with the suspect, Julius Evivie, a14-year-old boy and Victory Oghenero, also a four-year-old boy.

“However, the suspect was later dropped off on the road while the victim was taken away with the other four-year-old until January 25 when they were released without ransom.

“Through information, the roles of the suspect was revealed and on interrogation he confessed to receiving N150,000 for the role he played during the earlier kidnap when N4 million ransom was paid.

“The suspect will be charged to  court at the end of investigation. Parents and guardians are advised to limit information about themselves to their children, drivers and domestic servants. This incident has re-affirmed our (police) assertion that all kidnappings have insiders’ roles.”

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