The Ogun State police have arrested seven workers at an energy firm in Odogbolu, in connection with the February, 2020 kidnapping and killing of their boss’ 65-yr-old father, Hongli Song.
The suspects are: Yinka Jaiyeola, Akeem Lawal, Hammed Jabiri, Jayeola Adelekan, Animashaun Mustapha, Moruf Razaq and Adetayo Adeniran.
The had demanded N50m ransom but Song died after falling sick in a hideout where he was tied up.
The suspects confessed that they kidnapped the man because, since they started working for his daughter, Defa, he used to shortchange them if they make any error.
After Song’s death in their hideout, they put his corpse in a drum and gave it to some fishermen who took it away.
According to one of the suspects, Adelekan: “I was initially a staff member on a monthly pay of N60, 000 but was demoted to a casual worker by my boss’ father.
I worked for three months before Mr Song came from China and sacked me because I bought a vehicle with my own salary. They started using me as a casual worker.
Israel called me and advised that we should kidnap the man so that his daughter would pay us a huge ransom.
We planned the kidnap and on February 16, 2020, we got information, from the security man (Israel) that Mr Song had stepped out of his house. We struck and took him away in a car.
Unfortunately, the man died before the ransom was paid and we disposed of his body.”