The suspects were all arrested on Saturday at Ajah, after Henry Ezechie who felt cornered in a $7,090 deal he had with Kenneth Eric aka Biggie, petitioned the police alleging that the others were kidnappers and fraudsters.
Detectives stormed Eric’s Ajah residence and arrested Stephen Onwunama, Jacob Chukwuka and two others. Ezechie who admitted reporting to the police said he was angry that Biggie refused to give him his 80% share of the loot.
“Biggie is the one owing me. We had a $7,090 deal and he refused to give me my 80% share of the money and so, I took the payment slip to the police to report. We do yahoo business (Internet fraud). It was my deal.
He is the picker and so, his share is 20%. Picker is the person who receives the money and sends to Nigeria. He has contacts in America who pick the money and send through money transfer.
I have been doing this business for some years now to survive, but this was my major breakthrough and he refused to give me my money. It is dating that we do. We use Match, Facebook and other sites.”
But Eric, who admitted he was into Internet fraud, denied being a kidnapper. He said:
“He gave me a transaction of N300k which did not click and he went to the police to claim that I was a kidnapper and a fraudster.
He left what we were doing and started talking rubbish. Whoever gave him that receipt he took to the police was just deceiving him. I do Facebook loto. We tell victims that if they pay $800 they will win $100,000. Most of our victims are white people because they are greedy.”