22-year-old Nicholas Nwabueze met his water loo recently after kidnapping a 2-year-old boy, Somtochukwu.
Nwabueze had gone to the shop of Ifeoma Olewu, Somtochukwu’s mother, located at Zone 4, World Bank Area, New Owerri, Imo state to buy something on October 27.
When he got to the shop, he saw the little boy playing all alone outside while his mother was busy inside the shop. He quickly kidnapped him and demanded a ransom of N500,000 which was paid the next day.
He however kept the boy in his custody, hoping to release him immediately after cashing the money. He only succeeded in withdrawing N120,000 through the ATM machine. When the ATM machine didn’t dispense any more money, he was forced to go inside the bank to ask why. He was arrested in the process. He later confessed that he wanted to obtain money from the parents since the boy’s father resides in China.
Meanwhile, a four year old boy, Stephen Kanu, was abducted by unknown gunmen in the Abeokuta area of Ogun state around 5pm on Monday, November 2.