Onwan Onyedikachi and Eze Athanasius, was arrested by operatives of the Niger State Police Command for attempting to kidnap one Chinedu Odenigbo.
The plot to kidnap Odenigbo who resides at Angwan Kadara Maitumbi area of Minna was reported to the police by his father, Emenike Odenigbo.
He had reported to the police on April 18 that the boys were plotting to kidnap his son who he said was sick.
The two suspects Onwan and Eze, who are 20 and 27 respectively, are allegedly students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Report has it that the two suspects came with the younger brother of the complainant, Sunday Odenigbo, from Abuja to kidnap his own nephew, Chinedu.
“Sunday told me that he wanted to start a business while in school and begged me to accompany him to his brother’s house in Minna to rob him, stating that his brother will not give him the money otherwise, and I accompanied him.
“I don’t know what pushed me to this act. I never knew that my friend had a different thing in mind. To be sincere, I followed him to rob his brother not to kidnap his son.
“I have disappointed my late father; I don’t have reasons to get involved in this mess I found myself. How can I face my poor widow mother after disappointing her? I have ruined my life,” one of the suspects, Onyedika, said (as seen on Punch).
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