A 33-year-old man ha been arrested by the Police in Enugu state for allegedly kidnapping himself and his 6-month-old son.
Solomon Madu who hails from Onoli, in Awgu Council Area of the State hid himself at a location from where he contacted the wife with a distress voice, demanding for ransom.
Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, the police spokesman in Enugu State said Solomon handed his son over to a woman in Anambra State for sale.
According to Amaraizu, “Solomon Madu on 8/1/14 at about 2 pm went away with the six month old son on that day and suddenly disappeared.
“The wife, having waited for some time, became worried and started looking for the husband and the child and when the hope was no longer coming, she went to Awgu police station and reported a case of kidnap of his son and the husband on the ground that they have been kidnapped.
“She said the last call she received from the husband depicts kidnap and that the pseudo kidnappers of both his husband and her six month old baby boy demanded for ransom”.
“Following the report made to the police, the commissioner of police Adamu Abubakar Mohammed directed operatives of the Anti Kidnapping Unit of the state command who swung into action and tracked Madu Solomon to where he claimed he was taken to.
“Solomon is now helping the operatives in their investigations as he further revealed where the baby boy was taken to in Umunze, Orumba North in Anambra State, having arranged with one Roseline Adaorah of Umuoche village in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
“He did so through the link person also identified as one Chima Okah, a medicine vendor at Obosi but claimed she hailed from Ikwo local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
“They were to receive the sum of five hundred thousand naira on the baby boy.
“Meanwhile, investigation into the case is in full scale as the baby has also been recovered from the buyers and Roseline Adaorah and Chima Okah have been arrested.
“Solomon Madu further revealed that he has to sell his baby boy whom he named Munachim solomon in order to raise money because of hardship.
“He also stated that he was not actually kidnapped but had to feign kidnapping to enable him convince the wife so as to have the opportunity to sell the baby boy.
“Madu Solomon and the wife are having three kids. The suspects are regretting their actions and also pleading for forgiveness”, Amaraizu added.Culled