Kidnap

Man threatens to kidnap, murder boss

  The Police Command in Enugu State have arrested one Nnaji Nwabueze who allegedly threatens to kidnap and murder unsuspecting members of the public using text messages and the internet.  The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Enugu, added that the suspect demanded money from such people. Amaraizu said that the suspect was arrested on Friday by operatives from the Central Police Station, Enugu, through intelligence Information. He said that the operatives swung into action after receiving a report from the suspect’s victim, an Enugu-based businessman and boss to the suspect. [Read]

Son fakes own kidnap to defraud dad of N500,000

ABUJA – A 35-year-old man, Hamza Abdullahi has been arrested by operatives of the FCT Police Command for allegedly arranging his own kidnap. According to the police, the suspect arranged his kidnap in order to defraud his father. After arranging his kidnap, the suspect alongside his friend called his father and demanded N500,000 ransom. Speaking in Abuja on how the suspect was apprehended, the Deputy Commissioner in charge of operations, DCP Sunday Babaji said: “Police detectives from this command arrested one Hamza Abdullahi and his cohort, Awalu Shuaibu for arranging his kidnap and demanding ransom from his father. “The suspect who wanted to use the medium to extort money from [Read]

So sad! Abducted Ondo varsity professor found dead inside bush

The remains of the abducted professor of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Professor Gideon Okedayo, has been found. The university don was abducted by gunmen last week Thursday on Igara road in Akoko Edo, Edo state while travelling to his hometown. A source at the University confirmed to SaharaReporters that the dead body of the lecturer was found inside a bush. “It is sad. They have killed Prof. Okedayo. We learnt about his gruesome killing yesterday (Monday) night. We were called from the police station that they have found his dead body. “And they confirmed to us that he must have been murdered by his abductors. This is [Read]

BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Abduct PDP National Youth Leader

ENUGU – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the National Youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Sunday Udeh-Okoye, has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen. He was said to have been kidnapped on Monday evening in his farm at Ohumagu, Agbaogwugwu in Enugu State. Details soon. [Read]

BREAKING: Police Arrest Notorious Taraba Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume

JALINGO – Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, has been re-arrested, NEWS FLAKES NG has gathered from official sources. It was not immediately clear when and where Mr Wadume was taken into custody, but a source informed about the development informed our correspondent about it on Tuesday. Mr Wadume was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday. The police are expected to release a statement on his arrest later. Mr Wadume was the ‘high profile’ kidnapping suspect arrested by the police on August 6. He was being driven to Jalingo by the police team when soldiers opened fire on them along Ibi-Wukari Road, killing three [Read]

15-year-old boy stages own kidnap, demands N.5m ramson

JOS – A 15-year-old boy has allegedly staged his own kidnap and demanded for the sum of N500,000 as ransom, NEWS FLAKES NG authoritatively gather.  The minor, who was paraded in Jos on Thursday, told newsmen that he initiated the plan with his friends in order to enable him buy clothes and celebrate his graduation. “I was the one who initiated the plan and not my friends. I wanted my father to give me money for clothes and to also celebrate my graduation,” he said. Briefing newsmen on the arrest of the minor, the Commissioner of Police, Plateau command, Isaac Akinmoyede, said that five persons were arrested in a case [Read]

Gunmen Kidnap College Of Education Provost In Benue

BENUE – The Benue Police Command said on Monday that gunmen have kidnapped the Provost, College of Education, Katsina Ala, Mr Tsavwua Gborigyo. The State Police Public Relations Office, DSP Catherine Anene, told NAN in Makurdi that the provost was abducted during the weekend. Anene disclosed that the provost was kidnapped at Ihugh in Vandiekya on his way back from a burial. She said no contact had been established yet with the kidnappers and appealed to the public to assist with any information that would lead to the rescue of the provost. [Read]

Gunmen Kidnap Govt Secondary School Students, Teachers in Zamfara [READ MORE]

Gunmen have reportedly attacked a school in Zamfara State, kidnapping some teachers and students. BBC Hausa is reporting that the bandits struck at the Government Girls Secondary School, Moriki, in Zurü Local Government Area, on Wednesday night, and opened fire immediately. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that they were said to have killed one man and abducted two teachers and four nursing students. [READ ALSO] JUST IN: Reps Invite ‘This Man’ Buhari To Explain Widespread Killings By Bandits, Kidnappers [READ MORE] A resident was quoted as saying that the gunmen were unable to get to where the students were sleeping. The incident, according to the report, happened while residents were watching the [Read]

Daughter fakes own kidnap, collects ransom from father

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested Dorcas Adilewa for allegedly faking her kidnap to defraud her father, Taiwo Adilewa . The police also arrested Dorcas ’ friend , Ifeoluwa Ogunbanjo, for her alleged involvement in the fraud. Nineteen – year -old Dorcas was said to have conspired with Ogunbanjo to execute the scheme and allegedly demanded N 600 ,000 ransom. The police said Taiwo had received a call from someone who told him that his daughter had been kidnapped and allegedly demanded the N600 ,000 for her release . Taiwo reportedly informed the police about the kidnap of his daughter . The [Read]