Bank drivers arrested for ‘threatening’ to kidnap female manager

Nigerian police

Police in Anambra have arrested two drivers attached to a bank in Awka, over alleged threat to kidnap the branch manager, Chinwe Ezenwa.

The suspects, Izuchukwu Nebolisa, 33 and Simeon Obiakor, 35 were said to have severally threatened the manager through anonymous text messages to produce N2 million as a condition to withdrawing the kidnap threat.

Anambra police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, in a statement on Tuesday said the suspects were arrested on Sunday in Idemili North Council area of the state via modern technology.

“Suspects who are drivers attached to First Bank PLC Awka branch conspired and continuously threatened to kidnap their branch manager one Chinwe Ezenwa through anonymous text messages that they will kidnap her unless she pays #2million to them.

“They were triangulated and subsequently arrested after sustained intelligence with the aid of modern technology,” the statement said.

Mr Mohammed said the SIM card used in sending the messages had been recovered.

He also said the Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura, “implores the public to be wary of their close aides, including domestic staff and do thorough background checks before employing them in order to avert this kind of ugly situation.”