Police Intelligence Response Team Inspector General agents arrested National Open University graduate Stanley Obed for allegedly threatening to kill her lover’s husband identified simply as Chidi in the state from Rivers.
It was heard that Obed, who disguised himself as a kidnapper, demanded the sum of N2.5 million from Chidi and threatened to kidnap him if he refused to pay the money.
According to a source, the 31-year-old sent a photo of ammunition to Chidi to further threaten him to pay the money.
The source said: “This is a case of threatened kidnapping of a Mr. Chidi and his family if he refused to pay the sum of 2.5 million naira by an unknown caller, with the phone number 08142134240, which was then reported to the IRT, Port Harcourt Annex, on November 10, 2021.
âThe IRT took action and the author was found and arrested on November 14, 2021, at his home in the Obio / Akpor local government area. During the investigation, the suspect confessed to stealing the phone with the SIM card in an attempt to commit the act without being found.
“He further admitted to being in possession of certain quantities of live ammunition, as well as four AK-47 magazines and 121 rounds of 762mm live ammunition, which were later recovered from the chamber at the same address.”
The suspect, in his confession to the police, reportedly said he met Chidi’s wife in NOUN, where they later became friends.
He claimed that Chidi had threatened him when he learned of his relationship with his wife.
The statement read in part, âHis wife, Jane, is my friend and during my friendship with the lady the husband got my number from his wife and called me. He introduced himself as Jane’s husband and questioned my relationship with his wife and I told him we were just friends.
âLater he called me back and asked me to stop any relationship that existed between me and his wife and I told him I was going to stop him. He later called me back to apologize for his attitude and told me to continue the relationship. I told him we were just friends and he asked me during my friendship with his wife, what were these things she complained about him.
âI told him the woman was complaining that he was staying late at night, not showing them much attention. He asked me for my honest opinion on the complaints and I told him it was just up to him to change his attitude. Later he started threatening me; he uploaded my photos from my Facebook account to threaten me and at that point I told the woman that we had to stop the friendship between us.
Speaking about how he got the ammunition, Obed said a soldier, who was his friend, gave him the live ammunition to keep.
Force public relations officer Frank Mba, who confirmed the suspect was arrested on death threats, said he would be charged in court after investigation.
He said: âHe was arrested when a case of a threat to life was reported and magazines and live ammunition were recovered from him, but no rifle was found. He said the weapons belonged to a northern soldier. I don’t know the girlfriend’s angle in the case because it was a reported life threatening case. “
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