A jilted liver, Ekuase Sunday, 25, has kidnapped his girlfriend in Benin, Edo state’s capital following a suggestion from his friend simply identified as Amas in order to teach her a lesson in a bitter way.
Police operatives of the state command arrested and paraded him alongside other suspects for various crimes.
Ekuase who confessed to committing the crime said he was deeply hurt when the girl told him she could no longer continue with the relationship, hence the decision to retaliate.
He said, “Amas said it would be unfair for the girl to break with me. We agreed that we would take the girl for four days so that she would learn a lesson. I went to their house and was told four guys came to take her away. I went to the family house and I was arrested and up till now I have not seen Amas.”
Among the other suspects paraded by the police for kidnapping was one Theophilus Agoro whose gang was paid N400,000 as ransom by the family of the victim.
A farmer identified as Obozoke was also paraded for murdering one Omoniyi Oguare with a cutlas after he caught him stealing his cocoa pods.
According to The Sun, the parade of the suspects was like a valedictory session for the Commissioner of Police, Foluso Adebanjo, who is heading to the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) as he announced the end of his stay in the state.
He observed that no record of bank robbery was made during his tenure among many other achievements.