A group of kidnappers ganged up to behead their gang leader after they found out he cheated them out of the ransom paid after a kidnapping operation.
The suspects, Uche Ibekwe, Tony Rafael, Nnaji Romanus and Nwobodo Uche, were arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police, Intelligence Response Team, IRT from their various hideouts in Rivers and Imo states, Sun News reports.
They spoke of how their leader, Christian Kenjika, alias School Boy, shortchanged them of the ransom to the tune of N10 million.
School Boy’s greed brewed bad blood that spelt doom for him when an aggrieved member of the gang, Nwobodo Uchechukwu, decidedly played the Judas and sold him down the river to a rival cult.
School Boy, declared wanted in 2018 by the Rivers State government was alleged to have masterminded several kidnappings in Rivers State, had N20 million bounty on his head, but according to a police source, the native of Omademe Community in Ikwere Local Government Area of the State, was beheaded by De-Gbam cultists before security operatives could lay their hands on him.
In 2018, the gang kidnaped Dr. S.M.C Maduagwu, the Chief Accountant of Plantgeria Limited, an oil firm based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in February 2018 and collected N20 million ransom.
His abduction was orchestrated by his driver Uchechukwu Ibekwe, who gave out information to Nwobodo Uchechukwu, Tony Rafael; Nnaji Romanus; Nwobodo Uche and Christian Nkemjika a.k.a School Boy.
According to Ibekwe, 37, he planned the abduction of Maduagwu because he refused to grant him a salary advance. .
He explained that when he requested for the salary advance, Maduagwu shouted at him. Ibekwe, who is married with three children, said that he was embarrassed and angered, thus he plotted how to get even with his boss.