Driver kidnaps his boss for N20m ransom, gang leader killed for being greedy. PHOTOS

Driver kidnaps his boss for N20m ransom, gang leader killed for being greedy. PHOTOS

A driver who masterminded the kidnap of his boss Dr. S.M.C Maduagwu, said to be the Chief Accountant of Plantgeria Limited, an oil firm based in Rivers state capital Port Harcourt, has been arrested alongside his gang members by the operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Uchechukwu Ibekwe and his gang members identified as Tony Rafael, Nnaji Romanus and Nwobodo Uchechukwu were arrested at their hideouts in Rivers and Imo States after collecting N20m ransom for the kidnap of his boss in February 2018.

The driver confessed to kidnapping his boss while paraded before newsmen, and he further revealed that he masterminded the abduction over his (Maduagwu) refusal to approve a loan he wanted to collect from the company. .
. “I am a driver at Plantgeria Company Limited and I was employed in 2007. I was transferred to Shell to work as a driver in 2017. I was recalled and posted to the head office of our company to work as a driver of an expatriate. In 2018, I applied for a loan from our company, requesting that my salary should be paid in advance. I met the Chief Accountant of our company to perfect the loan.

. “He shouted at me and sent me out of his office. I left his office angrily and was thinking of how to deal with him. I got a call from a friend of mine known as Stanley, who is also from my community but was into armed robbery and kidnapping. I related what happened between the Chief Accountant and he suggested we should kidnap him (Maduagwu) or any of the expatriates. I chose the accountant and gave him information about the man.”

The father of three admitted to receiving N800,000 as his share of the ransom and buying a Nissan Primera with his cut.
The suspect who claimed to be farmer said he  masterminded the beheading of the leader of his gang, Christian Nkemjika a.k.a School Boy, because he was very greedy.  According to him, School Boy deceitfully declared a sum of N10 million instead of N20 million ransom he was paid by family members of the victim.

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