Two Cement Company Employees In Police Net Over abduction Plans


Obi Bright and Favour Edi, two employees of a cement company in Edo state have been arrested by the anti-kidnapping and cybercrime unit of the Edo State police command for planning to Kidnap their supervisors.

They were arrested While planning the abduction of two staff of the cement company in Okpilla, Etsako East Local government of Edo State.

According to the report, Bright and Edi, who were unskilled employees of the company were arrested while trying to recruit some gunmen in Okpilla for the kidnapping of two of their supervisors

Besides, the culprits had concluded plans to abduct the two supervisors, Mr Dimgba Uche and Mr Ekwueme Chukwuka before their arrests.

Investigations revealed that Bright met Edi for recruitment and sought his assistance to contact gunmen in Kogi state.

They, thereafter, contacted an unnamed man who was to connect them to the kidnappers in Okene in Kogi State.

It was also gathered that trouble started as the generosity of their victims bothered the middleman turned whistleblower who reported the abduction plan to the soldiers guarding the company, who then contacted the police.

Detectives, however, advised the whistleblower to play along to ensure that the masterminds didn’t escape.

It was gathered that he was arrested after the soldier gathered enough evidence of the abduction, which was to take place in twenty-four hours.

Other gang members were subsequently arrested by the soldiers and handed them over to the Edo State police command.

One of the suspects in a confessional statement said, “My monthly salary is very megre, and I need money to handle some issues. I know that my boss always has money, and l wanted the people l was calling to kidnap him so that they can give me my share after the Kidnapping operation.”

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Confirming the report, Edo State Police Public Relations officer, SP Bello Kontongs said the matter was being investigated and warned criminals to relocate from Edo state as the police are now battle-ready to extinguish them from the state.

Police say the two suspects will be arraigned in court soon after the investigation in concluded.

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