Police foil attempt to kidnap Bank manager
Police in Anambra State has arrested two official drivers of a commercial bank for threatening to kidnap the manager of the bank’s branch
Both men were said to have been using an anonymous phone number to send text messages to the branch manager, who is a female, threatening to kidnap her except she paid the sum of N2million to them.
The Police Spokesperson in Anambra, SP Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this to journalists through a press release, said that “ On the 16/6/2019 at about 8:15pm, Police detectives attached to the Command’s Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested two men at Jesus Estates Oba in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
“The men are Izuchukwu Nebolisa ‘m’ aged 33 years and Simeon Obiakor ‘m’ aged 35 years respectively, suspects are drivers attached to First Bank PLC Awka branch.
“They conspired and continuously threatened to kidnap their branch manager one Chinwe Ezenwa ‘f’ through anonymous text messages that they will kidnap her unless she pays two million Naira to them.”
Haruna said the men were set up and arrested by men of the command after sustained intelligence with the aid of modern technology.
He said, “They have equally confessed to the crime and the Sim card used in sending the threat massages to the complainant has also been recovered in their possession.
“Case is under investigation after which Suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Mustapha Dandaura has called on members the public to be wary of their close aids including domestic staff and do a thorough background check before employing staff in order to avert this kind of ugly situation.