A 60 year-old grandfather, Gregory Chinyeaka, has confessed to his role in the kidnap of a five year old boy in Nekede, Owerri West local government area of Imo State.
Also, barely three weeks after 26 year-old Maduabuchi Ahamefule was killed during a protest by suspended local government chairmen in Imo State, the police have nabbed the alleged killers, Hon Osuji Sabinus and Gogo Uzondu.
All suspects were paraded by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Olaniyi Fafowora at the State command on Thursday.
Nkechi Iroegbu, who lived at Umuecheji in Nekede said she had lured her son’s friend from the house to the waiting hands of her kidnap syndicate on December 12, 2019.
Other gang members are 38 years old Chidi Ndukwu; Edu Monday aged 38 years all based in Abia States; and Chinwendu Azuonwu in Anambra State.
According to the 39 years old mother, five years old Godday Obi suspected no foul play when she motioned him to follow her, because he is her son’s friend even as they were neighbors.
Mrs Obi had noticed the disappearance of her son and raised the alarm, only for it to take a month before they could see the lad again.
Imo State Commissioner of Police, Olaniyi Fafowora said upon complaint, men of the anti kidnap unit swung into action, and discovered that Mrs Iroegbu in connivance with others sold little Godday for N850,000 which they shared among themselves.
They had moved the boy from Nekede in Imo State to Abia State where he was located. Already he had been moved to four States to evade suspicions.
Grandfather Chinyeaka said his only role was to hold on to the lad until other gang members came and took him away.
Little Godday has been reunited with his family, even as his parents showed encomiums on the police for the safe return of their son.
Meanwhile, 46 years Sabinus alias Nwatakwocha was arrested alongside Gogo by men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) following a tip off for the murder of Maduabuchi Ahamefule.
Ahamefule was gunned down during a protest on January 6, at the Isu council headquarters when the suspended Chairmen tried to gain control of the council headquarters following a verdict by the Supreme Court that suspended Chairmen should return to their office in Ekiti State.
The police had arrested Gogo who admitted that though he was bearing arms during the protest, it was Sabinus who fired the shot.
The police boss said hoodlums had tried to hijack the protest, to loot and cause destruction of lives and properties.
All the suspects are currently cooling their heels at the Police headquarters pending when they will be arraigned before the court.