KIDNAPPING: Police Arrest Two Brothers In Enugu
The Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command arrested two brothers, Hyacinth Oke and Fredrick Okweli on Friday for kidnapping a man in their community.
The duos confessed to the crime but alleged they were forced into kidnapping to avenge the abduction of their sisters by their victim’s brother.
The brothers who are 20 and 22yrs respectively hail from Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu paraded the suspects on Friday.
He said they were the brain behind the abduction of one Enejere Charles who they claimed was their third victim.
The two men confessed to the crime but said their victim’s brothers: Ogbonna Michael and Ezea Ifeanyi first abducted their sister and collected N600,000 ransom.
Okweli said, “I was arrested with my brother for kidnapping one man from our community. His brother abducted our sister and we kidnapped his brother in retaliation.
“We took our victim inside the bush and called his people to pay money before we released him.
“They paid the money but when we went to collect it at Ubollo-Afor in Udenu Local Government Area, the police arrested us.”
His brother, Okeh said the police caught them while they were trying to collect the ransom.
“After the money was paid and we were going to collect it at Ubollo-Afor, we didn’t know that security operatives had set a trap for us.
“Immediately we got to the place, we were arrested and taken back to the bush where we hid the victim and the gun we used to carry out the operation.
“We had never kidnapped anybody before. We were forced to do this because Michael and Ifeanyi kidnapped our sister and collected money from us despite pleading with them.”
The police recovered two automatic pump action guns, N187,000, two single-barrelled guns and charms from the suspects.