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Kidnappers Arrested Over Failed N20m Ransom In Lagos

Three suspected kidnappers have been arrested after they allegedly threatened and demanded N20m ransom from one Mrs. Daisy Ada Vwarak in the exchange for freedom and they were trapped by the police in Lagos. 

The incident happened at Ilupeju area of Lagos were Mrs. Vwarak resided with her family.

The suspects were Finboy Brown, 24, Emeka Richard, 19 and Unity Udoyi.

It was gathered that the suspects had attempted to abduct the victim and then asked her to contacted her relations to pay the ransom in exchange for her freedom.

The police did not state clearly if she was already abducted and kept in captivity before the suspects were arrested.

They were alleged to have used two telephone numbers, 07082144870 and 07089816369 to make contact for the ransom. They also gave details of the bank account which the victim can pay the ransom into and threatened that if she contacted the police, she will be killed.

However, the matter was reported to the police who set trap for them to collect the ransom and three of the suspects were arrested while others escaped.

They were charged before Ikeja Magistrates court for threatening the victim with violence and kidnapping.
They pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Mr. Benson Emuerhi did not object their bail condition.

Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O. Sule Amzat granted them bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.

They were remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail condition.

The matter was adjourned till 11 October, 2018.