34-year-old Nnamdi Ethelbert, Ogidi, who was arrested by detectives attached to the Anti-kidnapping Squad, Imo State Police Command after he kidnapped 74-year-old Regina Nkwocha, from Umuanyika, Ngorokpala Local Government Area of Imo state, has confessed to the police that he and his gang members who are currently at large have abducted several persons out of which 15 of them were old women.
The suspect who has a record of kidnapping old women had entered a negotiation for a N20million ransom alongside members of his gangs, when detectives busted their hideout at Umuaguma in Owerri west, Imo state on May 23, 2018. Ogidi was arrested while the other members of his gang escaped.
Ogidi popularly known as Bori and his gang members have been on the wanted list of the police, over several cases of kidnapping. Imo state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi who confirmed the incident told The Sun, that back in November 29, 2017, Ogidi and his gang kidnapped Adulphus Akagha aged 94; on May 7, 2018, they kidnapped 65 -year-old Dorothy Nkwo and demanded for N5million ransom. She was later released after her family paid N500, 000.
Confessing to the crime in a chat with newsmen, Ogidi disclosed that he joined the gang of kidnappers five years ago.
"I am from Imo State and after dropping out of senior secondary school, I learnt how to become a mechanic.
"Along the line, I met bad friends who initiated me into the deadly cult group known as Debam fraternity. Most of them were into one bad thing or the other, so it was easy for me to join a gang of kidnappers who are also members of the cult.
"We derive pleasure in kidnapping elderly women and while their family members will be running around for ransom, we will take turns to rape the women.
"Our hideout is at Egbema local government. We prefer elderly women because it is easier to control them and their family members are always in a hurry to pay for their release" he said.
The suspect who begged old women they had kidnapped to forgive him, said;
"I know that we have made a lot of money from kidnapping but because of the trauma that those women who are old enough to be my mother went through, I am sincerely sorry. I still hope that the police will arrest the others because I cannot face the consequence of our action alone."