The police have arrested a woman, Oluchi Alozie, who confessed that her husband used her to seduce and lure men to be kidnapped.
According to her, she lured the men to a lonely “love nest” where her husband and his gang members would kidnap them at gunpoint.
Speaking while being paraded, she said her husband, Onyekachi Alozie, used her to lure Chief Okoli Precious to their residence at Nkume in Njaba LGA and later took him to a lonely place where the husband and his gang members kidnapped him to an unknown destination.
Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini, said the suspect was arrested following a report of a kidnap incident in Orlu on December 8 at about 3.30 pm that Chief Okoli Precious (75) had been murdered by his abductors.
He said the suspect’s arrest followed “a kidnap incident in Orlu on 8/12/2021 at about 1530hrs of one Chief Okoli precious ‘M’ aged 75yrs, reported on 12/11/2021, by his son, one Fabian Ubochi, where it was suspected that he had been murdered by his abductors.”
Hussaini said the command’s anti-kidnapping unit tracked and arrested one Agubata Maxwel Joel Chimezie.
The victim’s vehicle was recovered from Chimezie at where he allegedly took it to change the colour.
“On interrogation, he made a confessional statement revealing how they kidnapped the victim and led the police detectives to the house of his accomplice.
According to the CP, she confessed to having featured prominently in lots of kidnapping incidents carried out by her husband and his syndicate.
“She further revealed that it was the husband, Onyekachi Alozie who hatched the plan with his gang members to use her to lure the victim out of his house to a lonely place where he was kidnapped.
“It may interest you to know that Agubata Maxwell Joel Chimezie and Onyeka Alozie met themselves in the Nigerian Correctional Service, Owerri, Imo State, where they were standing trials on criminal charges ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping and human trafficking, before 5th April 2021 jailbreak where they escaped, regrouped and formed a new syndicate of kidnapping and armed robbery gang.
“Again, in the course of our investigation, it was revealed that Oluchi Alozie was having an affair with the kidnapped victim, Chief Precious Okoli.
“Her husband, Onyekachi Alozie, was aware and used her to lure him to her residence at Nkume in Njaba LGA of Imo State, and later they moved to a lonely road where her husband and his gang members came out of the bush and kidnapped him at gunpoint and zoomed off in his car to an unknown destination.”