Three young men between the age of 21 and 26 have been arrested by the Abuja police command for abducting a 16-year-old girl in Gwarimpa, Abuja.
The young girl who was kidnapped on April 18, 2017, was lured with the promises of being scouted for a modelling job interview. Their victim was however released two days later after her family had paid a ransom of N400,000 to the kidnappers.
The gang leader of the kidnappers, 24 year-old Edache Echoga, and native of Apa in Benue state was eventually arrested at Kubwa area of Abuja.
Echoga confessed to the crime and admitted receiving N200,000 as his share of the paid ransom. His confession resulted to the arrest of the 2 other gang members, Festus Ajiboye, age 26, an indigene of Ondo state and Ahmed Hassan from Kano state, age 21.
Ajiboye and Hassan were both arrested in Lagos state on April 23, 2017 after they travelled to spend their share of the ransom. The victim’s phone, which was used in negotiating her ransom, and her jewelry were recovered from the kidnappers.
The suspects however pleaded that this is their first time of committing such a crime.