The Police in Abuja yesterday [Mar 30] rescued an 8-year-old boy from his abductors, who were demanding N1 million ransom from the parents, even as they paraded the two suspects and nine others.
Parading the suspects, the FCT Commissioner of Police (CP) Wilson Inalegwu said the father of the boy informed them when the suspected kidnappers abducted the boy and later called to demand the ransom of N1 million. He bargained and ended at N250,000, which the suspects agreed.
According to Inalegwu:
On receiving the information, we planned and as God will have it we had them all apprehended. They are here and they have all confessed to the crime. We retrieved part of the ransom and refunded to the father of the boy.
Inalegwu said boy was abducted on the March 11 while waiting to get a bus from Nyanya to Orozo, by Jeremiah Danjuma of Auta Balefi, along Abuja Keffi Way, Nasarawa State, an electrical apprentice to the second suspect, 23-years old James Emmanuel of Rafin Kwara, Masaka, Nasarawa State.
While stating that cases of kidnapping are not very common in Abuja, Inalegwu said the few incidents reported were being tackled as appropriate. “But the most rampant case was that of ‘one chance robbery’, which has reasonably abated though some elements are still on the prowl.”