Tony Osauzo, Benin
A 27-year-old man, Endurance, who allegedly wanted to make quick money for his personal upkeep by issuing kidnap threat, has landed himself in police net in Edo State.
The suspect was paraded at the weekend in Benin City by the Edo State Police Command for threatening to kidnap the principal of Edeikholo Grammar School, Ubiaja, Mr. Ukhun Jacob.
He was alleged to have demanded for N400,000 from Mr. Jacob or he would abduct and kill him.
The principal, it was learnt, had started sourcing for money to pay but was advised to report to the police.
Consequently, Endurance was arrested through high technical intelligence at Illushi, Esan South East Local Government Area of the state.
He told newsmen that he resorted to extorting money from Jacob because he needed money for his personal upkeep, adding that he collected the phone number of the principal from a friend.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Danmallam, said the suspect would soon be charged to court.