Kidnapper specialised in elderly victims arrested in Imo


One Patrick Bori who is reportedly specialised in kidnapping elderly persons has been arrested by officers attached to the Imo State Police Command.

The Tribune reports that Bori was arrested on Thursday, June 14, 2018, by the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad over the abduction of one Reginald Nkwocha, aged 84, Adolphus Akagha, aged 94, and Dorathy Nkwo, aged 82.

According to the reports, the suspect aged 34, carried out his operations with the help of an accomplice identified as Uchenna Emerenjo.

While speaking with news correspondents, Bori reportedly confessed to making over N50m from the kidnapping business.

Explaining why he preferred elderly victims, the suspect said, “They don’t have the strength to run away from my den. As you keep them there, so they stay till a ransom is paid.

“I don’t have a fixed ransom. The ransom I collect depends on the worth of the victim. We don’t keep them long for fear of them giving up the ghost.”

The suspect will be charged to the court upon the completion of the ongoing investigation.