A granddad has been left in shock after his grandsons who are also brothers, fraudulently extorted money from him.
Brothers, Fortunate Osuji, 25, and Praise Osuji, 17, were arrested by men of the Imo State police command, for conniving with other members of a kidnap gang, to abduct their youngest brother, Confidence Osuji, 14, so as to extort N7 million from their grandfather.
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, the Osuji brothers lost their parents in 2009 and were taken in by their grandfather, Chief Chukwuma Osuji, who is said to be the traditional Prime Minister of his village, Emekuku.
He said on June 10, 2020, at 6:30pm, the worried grandfather visited the Anti-Kidnapping Squad in the state where he reported that one of his sons, Confidence, was kidnapped.
The police boss said the detectives in the state, were able to track the kidnappers to their location, Amaiyii-Amate Ikeduru L.G.A, Imo State, on June 11, 2020.
The other gang member besides Fortunate and his younger brother, Praise, arrested include: Bernard Ugo. He is said to be the one who threatened the grandfather to pay N7 million or else they would use Confidence for rituals.
In an interview with The Sun, the distraught grandfather expressed shock that his own grandchildren can hatch and execute such an evil plan. He revealed that he paid N1m when the kidnappers were threatening to use his grandson for rituals and immediately he did that, confidence was released .
The mastermind of the kidnap, Fortunate, said they had been planning the act since 2017 and that he had to win the heart of his younger brother, Praise, to agree to do it