Men of the Edo State Police Command have arrested a commercial bus driver, Andy Ibojie, who was invited by a house boy to abduct his boss’ six-year old son.
Ibojie, who hails from Delta State, said it was the houseboy now on the run that invited five of them to abduct the boy.
He said the victim was taken from their residence in Okomu town, Ovia South West local government area of the state.
They were arrested when they went to collect a ransom of N230, 000.
He said, “We kidnapped the boy at Okomu. The boy who works with the victim’s mother sent us to kidnap him. I don’t actually know the reason why he said we should kidnap him but he led the squad and now he is nowhere to be found.”
“The boy was working with the victim’s mother as house boy and he was the one that attached us to himself. But finally when the case ran against us they escaped. We kidnapped the boy at Okomu and he spent five days with us.
“We collected N230, 000 from the family and the police recovered the money from me. We were five but only three of us are here. Two of them who were in charge of the operation have escaped, leaving the three of us here.”
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, who said the suspects would soon be charged to court warned against the use of fireworks during the Christmas and New Year celebration.
He said Governor Adams Oshiomhole donated 30,000 litres of petrol to the police for patrols and to provide compensation for families of police officers killed at the Igarra bank robbery of November 3.