A 19-year-old girl identified as Chinaza Nwogu has been arrested by the Imo State police for conniving with her fiancé, Emmanuel Sunday, 29, and her brother to kidnap her 88-year-old father, Pa Njoku Louis, in a bid to raise funds for their wedding.
Chinaza and Sunday had also reportedly also stolen the victims Sienna car which they had used as collateral for a loan from one Emeka Ejike from Nekede who has also been arrested.
According to Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba,
“The story of Pa Njoku is pathetic as his own son, his close friend, Emmanuel Sunday, who is a prospective in-law and his sister, Chinaza, connived to kidnap their father.
The couple had been desperate to get the wedding moving on as Chinaza was already 8 months pregnant.
However, Sunday said that the whole idea to kidnap his prospective father-in-law, Pa Njoku was the idea of his son.
“Pa Njoku’s son, who is my friend, had told me that we have to kidnap his father so that I could raise money to organise the traditional wedding of his sister who is my girl friend because she is already eight months pregnant,” he said.