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Policemen reject N1.5m bribe from kidnapper

The Divisional Police officer in charge of Iju Police station Mr. Emmanuel Osuagwu, a police superintendent, got intelligence reports that the alleged mastermind of the recent kidnap and murder of Prof Paul Eriye in Benin city, Edo State, was hiding at 61, Oluwatosin Street, Command Area of Abule Egba.

According to P.M News, he led a team of detectives to the house where the suspect was arrested, where the suspect, Amei, was alleged to have offered the police the sum of N 1,500,000 which was turned down and he was subsequently arrested and taken to the station for interrogation.

It was also gathered that when the Lagos State Police commissioner, Mr. Fatai Owoseni was contacted on the arrest, he directed the DPO to immediately transfer the suspect to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Ikeja for further investigation.

Lucky Amei is allegedly the kingpin of the kidnappers that abducted Prof. Paul Eriye from his hotel some months ago and killed him after collecting undisclosed amount of money as ransom, and has since been on the run.

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