Two suspects, including a 20-year-old nurse, Felicia Weinoh, who specialized in treating victims and members of the kidnap gang who abducted eight schoolgirls and staff at the Nigeria Turkish International College, NTIC in Isheri North Area of Ogun State have been arrested by the police.
According to Vanguard newspaper gathered that the other suspect, identified as Godspower Olobele, who is said to be the gang’s informant stationed at Majidun area of Ikorodu, Lagos was arrested during the weekend with the sum of N200,000, said to be his share of the ransom collected for the release of the NTIC schoolgirls and staff.
School Children Kidnappers: From left, Bekewel Agbojule aka. Prince Yellow, Are Philip Joel Kakadu,Romeo Council aka “Raw”, and Totki Okoda alleged kidnappers of 5 Turkish School Children and 3 members of Staff paraded by Police with recovered N1.2 million yesterday in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan
The suspects were arrested few days after an undisclosed amount was paid as ransom for the schoolgirls and staff to the gang of kidnappers who stormed the school and abducted the victims at night. A ransom of N1.2 billion was initially demanded by the kidnappers, also known to have been terrorizing Lagos and Ogun states. They have been mentioned in several high-profile bank robberies and kidnappings within these states in recent times.
When Vanguard interviewed the suspects, Felicia Weinoh, disclosed that her boy friend, who she identified as Iyenaboh Bandon, a.k.a. American, lured her into the gang. She explained that she wasn’t being paid because her boyfriend was always giving her money.
The other suspect, Olobele, disclosed that he was given the sum of N200,000 as his own share after the NTIC kidnapping, adding that he also got N100,000 when three schoolgirls were abducted at Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary in Ikorodu, Lagos, in March 2016.