Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have arrested one Ulagu Philemon Chukwuma, 29-year-old chef, for masterminding the kidnapping of his boss’ son, Justin Nwakwo 12, on February 10, 2024, in Jabi, Abuja.

According to Vanguard Newspaper,  Philemon, a domestic worker, who serves as a chef to the Nwakwo family, was arrested by officers of the Utako Police Divisional Headquarters who were following up on investigations to rescue the abducted boy and also to arrest the perpetrators.

A statement by the FCT Command said, ‘Investigations by the police revealed that the principal suspect, who has since confessed to the crime, conspired with one McDonald Arinze, currently at large, to commit the crime.’

“The suspects had earlier forcefully obtained a cash sum of three million, nine hundred thousand naira (3,900,000) as ransom from the victim’s father.”

“The arm of the law, however, caught up with the criminals following intensified efforts by the police.”

“The boy was rescued unhurt and reunited with his parents. The cash sum earlier extorted was equally recovered.”

The Command noted that while efforts is still ongoing to apprehend the suspects at large, the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Benneth Igwe, has reiterated his unflinching commitment to ensure the safety of all in the Territory.

He equally encouraged residents to involve the police in the profiling of their domestic workers, noting the new trend and pattern of kidnapping by domestic workers.

He urged residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency line ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.

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