By Ovie Edomi
Chika Okoro, 34; Obina Okwonkwo 27; Semon Eke 30; and Efe Akpoki 25, live like lords in both Nigeria and Ghana. They move in Lexus jeeps and latest brands of cars with investment in Ghana, Nigeria and Benin Republic. Until luck ran out of them one will never know that they are into crime. It took Nigeria police team of crack investigators several months to get information about the syndicate, and the police had to lay ambush for the suspects who have a rented a well-fenced apartment in Agbara, Ogun State where they kept their victims until ransom is paid.
Even in Abuja, kidnappers have their syndicate and the kidnapping ring is spread all over the southern and northern part of the country. Investigations however revealed that the kidnapping syndicate stays far from their operational environment and only travel or move out when they identify their victim. That was the case with the failed attempt to kidnap the daughter of the late President Umaru Yar