A 19 year old man who was kidnapped through a mysterious phone call has narrated his ordeal to the Lagos Police after he was rescued by the Operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB)
Mathew Isichei Chukwuebuka told the police that, he mysteriously found himself at Ibadan after he answered a strange call from an unknown caller.
He said, upon his arrival at the strange place, he was given something from a black pot to eat. This caused him to lose his senses and he was ordered to surrender his phone to them. The mobile device was then programmed to reject any incoming calls from people except the only person that they were demanding ransom from.
Adding that, the kidnappers collected all the money in his possession. When they started demanding for more, he took him to an ATM stand where they withdrew the sum of N10,000 from his account. They demanded a ransom of N30,000,000 to be paid into the victim’s bank account. He was detained in their custody for a period of nine days without being fed.
On July 4 at about 12:16p.m., operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) followed up a petition referred to the command by the Force Headquarters Abuja to Ibadan, Oyo state. The operatives acted on credible intelligence with the support of Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) and arrested two suspects at Ibadan namely; Thoa Akorede and Muhibudeen Akorede.