Surprising Story Of Siblings Who Kidnapped Their Youthful Brother To Extort N7m From Their Grandfather (Picture)
The holy e-book talks a couple of brother betraying a brother to dying. The unbelievable case of two blood brothers, identical father, identical mom, conspiring with different gang-members, one in every of whom is nonetheless at massive, to kidnap their youthful brother, identical father, identical mom, and threatening to kill him and use him for rituals if their grandfather refuses to pay N7 million, comes as a typical instance of the sort of factor that the Bible is speaking about in Mark 13:12.
And, to assume that the brothers concerned, the abductors and the kidnapped, are orphans as they misplaced their mother and father, father and mom, some years in the past, goes a good distance in even deepening the thriller surrounding the story. Their grandfather, the police operatives who apprehended the 2 brothers and their gang members lately and revealed the hidden reality in regards to the organized kidnap, neighbours, relations and acquaintances who know in regards to the case discover the story unbelievable. However alas, it’s true.
The 2 brothers, Lucky Osuji, 25, his youthful brother, Reward, 17, all from Owerri North native authorities space of Imo State, conspired with different gang members stated to belong to the Black Axe fraternity, to kidnap their younger brother, Confidence, 14, and stored him in captivity for about two weeks. They solely launched him after their distraught grandfather, Chief Chukwuma Osuji, stated to be the normal Prime Minister of his village, Emekuku, in the identical native authorities space, towards police instruction, negotiated and paid N1m out of the preliminary N7 million demanded as ransom.
Why the 2 brothers, one, a graduate, ready for his call-up letter to the Nationwide Youth Service Corps, the opposite a secondary faculty leaver ready for admission into the college ought to provide you with such depraved plan which they stated they began hatching in 2017 beats creativeness besides that they declare to wish to use their very own share of the cash to arrange a barber’s salon.
How the absurd kidnap drama unfolded
Talking on the incident which has already turn into the discuss of the city, the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Isaac Akinmoyede, informed Saturday Solar that it was on June 10, 2020 at 6:30pm that the sufferer’s grandfather, Chukwuma Osuji reported the event to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad that one in every of his sons, Confidence Osuji, was kidnapped at Ezedibia Emekuku in Owerri North native authorities space of Imo State.
He stated on receiving the report, the Squad’s Commander, Linus Nwaiwu (Superintendent of Police) and his operatives, by technical intelligence system, was in a position to observe them to their location, Amaiyii-Amate Ikeduru L.G.A, Imo State, on June 11, 2020.
Except their gang chief, Nelson Dike, from Obowo L.G.A however resident at St. Christiana Hospital Highway, Egbu, Owerri North L.G.A and nonetheless at massive, all the opposite gang members have been arrested, in addition to Lucky and his youthful brother, Reward.
Choosing up gang members
The members embody: Bernard Ugo, native of Mbano L.G.A, Imo State however who’s resident someplace in Orji, Owerri North L.G.A. He’s stated to be the one who threatened the grandfather to pay N7 million or else they’d use Confidence for rituals.
“It was this menace that prompted the person to pay N1million and he dropped the cash on the kidnappers’ camp, Upe in Ngor-Okpala native authorities space of Imo State,” Akinmoyede stated. “It was after the cost the sufferer was launched the identical day.”
Seven days later, on June 18, 2020, the Anti-Kidnapping Squad, having completely grilled Ugo whom they first picked and discovering Lucky and his brother Reward, to be accomplices within the crime, based mostly on the power of his confession, swooped on the 2 and their lately launched youthful brother, Confidence, arrested and took them into custody.
Two days after, on June 20, based mostly on additional revelations from them, they picked up Okechukwu Nwachukwu, 22, a key planner and the gang member whose home was used as a spot to share the ransom. The arrest of Nwachukwu led to the arrest of different gang members, specifically, Apollo Jeffery, 22, and Iregbu Akachukwu, 30, Akinmoyede additional revealed.
A grandfather’s grand shock
Talking on the incident, the sufferer’s grandfather, Chief Chukwuma Osuji, corroborated the CP’s account. “After I didn’t see my grandson, Confidence, who was kidnapped I instantly reported the case to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad,” he informed Saturday Solar. “The abductors began calling me on my cellphone and demanding for N7 million. They threatened that if I refused to pay the ransom, they’d use the sufferer for ritual. I shortly went and dropped N1 million with out the consent of the police. I dropped the cash at their camp at Upe in Ngor-Okpala native authorities space of Imo State.
“I used to be shocked that instantly I paid the cash, that night my grandson was launched. I used to be blissful. However all of the sudden the police got here and arrested the three youngsters. I didn’t perceive till once they received into custody and Lucky confessed that he masterminded the kidnapping with Reward. He confessed that they conspired to kidnap their youthful brother with different 5 kidnappers. It got here to me as an enormous shock. I didn’t imagine it myself.”
The mastermind’s account of incident
However sadly, Lucky who reeled out account of his life to Saturday Solar, confirmed it to be so. “I attended Basis Nursery and Main Faculty, from the place I proceeded to Domino Worldwide Secondary Faculty,” he stated. “I studied Enterprise Administration and Administration at Abia State College and graduated on October 7, 2019. Proper now, I’m ready for my NYSC posting.
“My father, Elvis Osuji died in 2009 at Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, whereas my mom, Blessing Osuji died the identical yr in Abia State. We’re three youngsters – myself, Reward and Confidence. We’ve got been residing with our grandparents from 2009 until date. I used to be the one who masterminded the kidnapping of my youthful brother. We began planning it in 2017 and I needed to win the guts of my youthful brother, Reward, to agree with me. I later contracted my 5 gang members of kidnappers to execute it on June 10, 2020. I gave Confidence N200 to attend for us at a explicit junction resulting in Nelson’s home. I stated we have been going out for purchasing. Nevertheless it was a lie. Earlier than that point, I had organized with my mates. The second he received to that junction they kidnapped him and stored him of their custody.
“Whereas my grandfather was on the lookout for him, I feigned ignorance and performed alongside and helped to search for him too. Initially, the Anti-Kidnapping operatives suspected and arrested me however my grandfather vouched for me that I didn’t know something. I used to be launched that day. My gang members ordered my grandfather to pay N7 million. However he pleaded and later paid N1 million. Instantly, my youthful brother was launched. Our chief, Nelson, who continues to be at massive transferred N450, 000, which is my share of the ransom to my checking account.
“It was on June 18, 2020 that the operatives got here to the home and arrested three of us and took us into their custody. I used to be interrogated and I confessed that I used to be the one who masterminded the kidnapping and that the N450,000 despatched to my account as my share continues to be intact. My grandfather was good to us. However we wanted cash to arrange a barber’s salon the place we are able to make some private cash. I remorse what I did and I need my grandfather to forgive us for what we now have accomplished.”
His brother’s account
His youthful brother, Reward, and partner-in-crime is singing the identical track of remorse and begging for forgiveness. His account: “I attended Basis Main Faculty and went to Emekuku Excessive Faculty. I completed in 2019 and I’m ready for admission into the college. It was my senior brother Lucky who masterminded the kidnapping of our youthful brother, Confidence. He gave him N200 to take a transport and anticipate him in one of many gang member’s home, Nelson who he didn’t know as a result of he had not met him earlier than. However as he was on his method, on the junction resulting in the home, he was kidnapped. When police detectives arrested Lucky, I used to be the one who shortly referred to as Okechukwu on the cellphone to ask them to relocate to a different place as a result of the police detectives might quickly catch them.”
A gang member’s story
Giving account of his involvement, Okechukwu Nwachukwu stated: “I attended Truthful Youngster Main Faculty, Domino Secondary Faculty and I went to Aba Polytechnic. I studied Electrical/Digital Engineering at OND stage. I do know Lucky Osuji as a classmate and good friend at Domino Worldwide Secondary Faculty. He had been planning the kidnap of his brother since 2017 and it was on June 10, 2020 that he executed the plan and we kidnapped him. It was our gang chief, Nelson who requested Bernard to demand for N7 million however the sufferer’s grandfather might solely pay N1million.”
The sufferer’s angle of the story
The sufferer, 14-year-old Confidence, said his expertise with confidence albeit combined with shock. “It was a horrible expertise as my elder brother, Lucky, deceived me that they wish to take me out for purchasing. He gave me N200 to go to his good friend’s home, Nelson, to attend for him. I didn’t know him in particular person or what he seemed like. However at a junction resulting in his home I used to be kidnapped and stored in captivity for one week. They moved me from one main faculty to a forest till I used to be later launched. My elder brother, Lucky, didn’t inform me something till the police got here and arrested us. I attended Basis Nursery and Main Faculty. I’m a pupil of Emekuku Excessive Faculty. Proper now, I’m in SS1.”
Supply: Solar Information