BY George Odok
The Cross River State Police Command has paraded six kidnappers who were involved in the kidnapping of Mrs Ekwele Agube on July 4 in Calabar.
The six kidnappers, seated at the front row, kept Mrs Agube in captivity for 14 days before her release on July 18.
Mrs. Agube is the wife of Hon. Justice Ignatius Agube of the Appeal Court, Enugu.
Investigation revealed that the kidnappers were members of various cult groups.
The kidnappers admitted to the crime while speaking with newsmen.
Their names are:
Nse Nse Otu Bassey, a.ka. the Lion, the gang leader, 30 years
Edet Ene, 29 years
Christopher Effaeyo, 28 years
Bassey Effiong, a.ka. dragon, 30 years
Etim Offiong, 30 years
Louis Otu Bassey 35 years.
The informant who alerted the kidnappers that Mrs Ekwele Agube should be kidnapped that her family is wealthy is Louis Otu Bassey, 35 years. He is from Calabar Municipality.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Louis Otu Bassey said: “I supplied the information for the kidnapping of Mrs Ekwele Agube and in was given N70,000 when the family paid the ransome”.