•For being stingy …
After victim’s father gave her N.5m gift
It was a shocking moment recently in Onitsha, Anambra State as a lady was arrested for allegedly organising the kidnap of her childhood friend.
The suspect, Ekwy Okadigbo, Crimewatch gathered, lured her friend, who is a legal practitioner, Mimiy Onyekweli, to a restaurant where she had organised for her abduction.
The victim was, however, fortunate as investigation revealed that her car, that was to be used to convey her to the abductors’ hideout refused to work.
But at that point, Onyekweli had been blindfolded and was held inside the car.
In the confusion that ensued, Onyekweli escaped from her abductors and alerted the police.
Okadigbo’s grouse with her friend, according to her, was that Onyekweli refused to give her money when she requested.
“She was said to have informed the suspected gang leader, Chinedu, of the bad habit of her childhood friend who was said to be greedy and tight fisted,” a police source revealed.
Interestingly, two days before Okadigbo allegedly lured her friend into the hand of the suspected gang, Onyekweli’s father saw the friends together and happily gave Okadigbo N500,000.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ballah Nasarawa, told Crimewatch that Okadigbo was the mastermind of the kidnapping of Onyekweli so that ransom could be collected.
Nasarawa said that the police arrested Okadigbo while the others escaped.
More details in Thursday’s Daily Sun.