The police in Edo State have arrested a 25-year-old man, identified as Mike Ashien, for allegedly threatening to kidnap and murder his employer.
It was gathered that the suspect is an employee of a domestic oil company located in Ugbogui community, Ovia South-West LG of the state.
It was further gathered that the suspect hid his phone number and called his employer demanding N10 million from him or have him kidnapped and killed.
It was also gathered that after the threat, his employer reported the matter to the state police Commissioner, Philip Ogbadu, who ordered an investigation in the matter.
Speaking with journalists, the suspect said pressing family problem forced him into the act.
“My boss pays me N20,000 monthly but it is not enough for me and l just threatened him to get more money from him, but I have learnt my lesson and I am now regretting,” he said.