One Meshack Felix has been arrested by the Anti-kidnapping Squad of Lagos State Police command for allegedly kidnapping his boss’s grandson on June 4, at Dog Kennel, Railway Compound, Ebute-Metta.
His younger brother, Chinecherem, was also arrested for providing his account number for payment of ransom. The victim’s mother, Mary Chidi, reported to the police that she suspected Felix abducted and took her grandson to an unknown destination.
Police Commissioner, Edgal, said: “She also stated that two days after the disappearance of the child, Meshack sent her a Diamond Bank account number 0081873532 belonging to Chinecherem and demanded a ransom of N600, 000 or the boy would be killed.
Following the complaint, I directed the OC Anti-Kidnapping to investigate the matter. The squad went into action immediately and covertly located the suspects at Lokpanta Autonomous Community of Umu-Nneochi LGA of Abia State, where the two suspects were arrested.
The police rescued the boy unhurt and he has since been reunited with his family.” The boy’s father, said “he’s my only child. Sadly, when nobody was paying attention, Felix took my son away.
This is a young man I felt needed help and as an Igbo man like me, I decided to help him. I gave him my clothes and shoes to help him look good but look at the way he repaid me.”
The victim’s grandmother said Felix had come to her pleading to be offered a job and she felt compassion for him. She said: “I pay him N800 every day but he had ulterior motives against me and my family.”
Confessing to the crime, Felix exonerated his younger brother, saying he planned and executed it alone because he needed money to buy equipment for his welding business.