Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Suspected kidnapper demands N5m ransom, kills seven-year-old victim
He wanted 5Million desperately, His schemes was to kidnap a minor and make demands from the family of his victims, He waited for the money but not for too long before he ran out of patience, as if driven by an unseen wicked powers, He mangled the minor to death and thought to conceal his crime but his smart moves failed, he cannot hide for too long, all thanks to the discerning inklings of a neighbor who doubles as the brother of the victims. He it was that raised the alarm to facilitate his arrest
A 25-year-old Onyeka Patrick who allegedly kidnapped a seven-year-old boy for N5 million ransom and later killed his victim is confessing his crime to the Police after being caught Onyeka Patrick allegedly kidnapped the seven-year-old-boy simply identified as Ayuba, who was said to have been playing in the suspect’s compound. He had allegedly demanded a ransom of N5 million but when the money was not forthcoming, killed the boy and dumped the body in a pit.“The suspect, through his confessional statement , claimed the boy played into their compound as they were neighbours. He kidnapped the boy and took him to the back of the compound, strangled him to death and concealed his body in a sack at his residence No. 16, Third Avenue, a building next to the victim’s residence, Mumako Estate, Oke Rube, Ikotun on the outskirts of Lagos.
“Onyeka claimed he later took the body and hid it inside the sewage pit of an uncompleted building in the same neighbourhood and wrote a letter with his mobile phone number and sent it to the deceased father, demanding N5 million ransom before the boy would be released.
“While people who were around were reading the letter, a brother to the deceased, who recognized the suspect’s language, reported the case to the police which led to his arrest.
“ Onyeka, led the police to recover the decomposed body of the victim which has been deposited at the Isolo General Hospital for autopsy.’’ Manko said.