Dec 3rd, 2014 – Pictures: Christ Embassy Church, CEC Music Director In Agege Lagos Arrested For Kidnapping Female Banker, Nigerian Actor Edward Nnaji Confesses
A kidnap gang who turned a female banker into money making machine has been arrested by Anti Robbery Squad.
As reported by NaijaGists.com yesterday, a Nollywood actor and 2 other kidnappers were arrested at an uncompleted building in Mowe area of Ogun state yesterday while they were sharing the ransom they received from the family of a female banker.
Police has released the identities of the suspects and they are;
- 25-year-old Edward Nnaji, an upcoming Nollywood actor and a music director at Christ Embassy Church, Zone (Idimangoro Parish) in Agege area of Lagos. He hails from Enugu state.
- 23-year-old Osas Osagie from Ogbe village in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
- 29-year-old Patrick Donatus Jackson ,a resident of 13 Famuyiwa Street in Idimangoro area of Agege Lagos. He hails from Akwa Ibom State.
The three and another suspect identified as Jek (still at large) who is the gang leader collected 5 million ransom from Popoola Morenikeji, a female banker they kidnapped in Lagos.
They kidnapped their victim in Lagos when she stepped out of her vehicle to buy something and took her to an uncompleted building inside a bush in Ogun State.
The suspects tied her legs and hands and kept her there for 4 days until her family paid them 5 million naira.
Read the suspects confession below:
“Jek brought the information that there was a woman that has money but she was very selfish and that he will want was to assist him kidnap her and collect money from her. One of us, Patrick, a private driver, provided his master’s car with which we trailed the victim to her street at Amuwo Odofin Estate, Mile 2 Lagos and kidnapped her.
“We blindfolded her and took her to an uncompleted building at Mowe area of Ogun state and kept her and contacted her family to pay the sum of N5 million as ransom or else we will kill her. The family paid N1.5m and not N5m as claimed by the victim and the police and we released her, but we did not allow the victim to suffer while in our custody as we fed her with rice and chicken throughout the four days she spent with us,”.
Edward Nnaji, the most popular of all the 3 suspects yesterday blamed the devil for pushing him into kidnapping business.
“My worry now is that I don’t know how the devil pushed me again two years after we committed the crime to threaten the victim again for more money before we were arrested. God has blessed me as I am the director of music at the Christ Embassy Zone 1 Parish , Idimangoro, Lagos and also an actor who played a prominent role in a film titled Friday Night which gave me fame and fortune. I promise to change if I am set free.” – Nnaji told the police
The case has been taken to court and their next hearing will hold on the 13th of January 2015.