Man Kidnaps Elder Sister, Demands N10Million Ransom
The Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command has arrested a man for allegedly kidnapping his older sister.
Egbo Nwanaka reportedly planned with a friend to abduct Ada Nwanaka expecting one of his relatives to pay ransom of more than N10million for her release.
Though the police said they did not immediately arrest Egbo, they were able to link the abduction of Ada, who is in her early 30s, to her younger brother after a series of investigations.
A Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said that Egbo’s friend, who took Ada to an unknown destination, was killed during a shootout.
Omoni explained that the victim was rescued in the bush where she was kept by Egbo’s gang, who were waiting for ransom to be paid.
“On the 31st of August 2016, while Egbo was in his barbing salon, a friend of his came to him and told him that they should kidnap his (Egbo) sister.
“Egbo directed some members of his gang to his elder sister room, where she was kidnapped. The gang later demanded for a N10 million ransom.
“But with our investigation, security operatives stormed the hideout of the gang and rescued the Egbo sister (Ada Nwanaka), who is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
“Egbo friend, who planned the kidnap with him, was fatally wounded (killed) during a shootout with operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the State Police Command,” the state police spokesman added.
Speaking with journalists, Egbo expressed regret over his action, even as he tried unsuccessfully to narrate how he met his friend, who convinced him to be part of the kidnap of his elder sister.