Reportedly, the kidnappers identified as Levinus Ude, Obiora Chiji and some others were nabbed by security operatives at Ezeagu, Enugu State on Saturday 6 August 2016.
The assailants were said to have kidnapped an 85-year-old woman in Ezeagu, demanding a ransom of 5m naira from her family. After a week of negotiations, the family finally agreed to part with the sum of N5m and subsequently paid the sum to the kidnappers but nothing was heard from them again on the whereabouts of the victim.
On contacting security men, the myth behind the kidnap was busted by the victim’s family and the suspects were nabbed one after the other. They confessed that the victim had died of cold in their custody and went ahead to show the showed the mammoth crowd that had gathered a shallow grave where they buried the old lady. The woman’s corpse was exhumed for a proper burial by her family.