The Anambra State Police Command has arrested two drivers attached to First Bank Plc, Awka over alleged threat to kidnap the branch manager, Mr. Chinwe Ezenwa.
The suspects, Izuchukwu Nebolisa and Simeon Obiakor, reportedly conspired and continuously threatened the manager through anonymous text messages.
Our correspondent gathered that the suspects were said to have demanded the sum of N2million as a condition to withdrawing the threat.
Confirming the incident, The Police spokesperson, Mr. Haruna Mohammed (SP), confirming the incident said the suspects were arrested in Idemili South Council area of the state via modern technology.
He said the case was being investigated.
Mr. Mohammed said, “On the 16/6/2019 at about 8:15pm, Police detectives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested at Jesus Estates Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State one Izuchukwu Nebolisa ‘m’ aged 33 years and Simeon Obiakor ‘m’ aged 35 years respectively.
“Suspects who are drivers attached to First Bank PLC Awka branch 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 #2million to them.
“They were triangulated and subsequently arrested after sustained intelligence with the aid of modern technology.”
The spokesperson said that the suspects had confessed to the crime, adding that the sim card used in sending the messages had been recovered.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Mustapha Dandaura implored the public to be wary of their close aides, including domestic staff and do thorough background checks before employing them in order to avert this kind of ugly situation,” he added.