The suspects were arrested by operatives of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, while plotting to kidnap a 15-year-old girl in the Ilasamaja area of Lagos.
26-year-old Dado, who was married with two children, contacted Mohammed, 26, who worked in a sachet water factory owned by the girl’s father, Mike Ogbuachara.
The duo then co-opted Ogbuachara’s security guard, Peter Okechukwu, into the plot.
The gang reportedly planned to demand N10m as ransom for their victim.
However, Okechukwu was said to have leaked the secret to his boss, who then alerted the police.
The two suspects, who were arrested by detectives, were paraded before journalists at the Zone 2 Command headquarters, Onikan.
Okechukwu said Dado promised to give him N2m if the plan succeeded.
He said, “Dado came to meet me on March 8, 2017 and asked if I was close to my boss’ daughter and I said yes. She said she had a business for me and asked if I was ready for it. She said she would come back the following day so we could discuss the business.
“The following day, she said she wanted us to kidnap my boss’ daughter. She said she planned to demand N10m as ransom and if my boss refused to pay the money, we would kill the girl and sell her body parts.
“Because I was not comfortable with the idea, I went to tell my boss and he asked me to play along and videotape the discussion.
“I went back to meet her and agreed to the idea. When I asked what my share would be, she said she had a gang and we would be five. She said we would share the money N2m each. I told her to introduce me to other members. She said one of them was working with my boss in the factory. She didn’t tell me his name. She promised to call me later so we could all meet in a hotel to perfect the plan.”
He explained that he continued to update his boss every time he spoke with Dado.
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