Peter Nse, 24, Chuckwuma Nwobodo, 48, and Michael Umanah, 30, were detained when Ifenuga Olayinka filed a complaint at the Igbeba divisional headquarters, claiming to have received a text message from someone identifying themselves as a “Killer Vagabond of Africa.”
When confirming the arrest, SP Oyeyemi Abimbola, a spokeswoman for the state police command, said;
“In the aforementioned correspondence, the author threatened to abduct the complainant in the shortest amount of time unless he paid the sum of $5 million into a bank account he sent to him.
Following the report, CSP Musiliu Doga, DPO Igbeba division, sent his investigators to identify individuals responsible for the nasty message.
After that, the detectives began a technological and intelligence-based investigation that took them to Anambra state, where they apprehended two of the suspects, Peter Nse and Chuckwuma Nwobodo.
Michael Umanah, the third suspect, was arrested in Ago Iwoye after their arrest, according to Oyeyemi.
“The complainant identified them as his former workers who he had recently fired for specific wrongdoing when they were brought before him.
When questioned, they all admitted to the crime and said that they made the attempt because they were upset that the complainant had terminated their employment, he said.
He continued by saying that the state’s chief of police, CP Lanre Bankole, had ordered that the suspects be sent to the state’s criminal investigation department’s anti-kidnapping squad for a covert investigation.