LAGOS – A suspected Kidnapper, Ibrahim Muhammed, on Wednesday told officers of the Police Command at the Zone 2 how he and five others abducted a serving female Police Inspector and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and one Alhaji Oro.
Other suspects were identified as Adamu Saliu (25), Abubakar Sodiq (24), Tambaye Muhammed (25), Adamu Sulaiman (36) and Akanni Musa (38).
“After the Alhaji was kidnapped, we held him for four days and then demanded for ransom of N4 million from his family. Despite the fact that the money was paid on time, we still killed the man and left the scene and trekked from Ogun State forest for two weeks, before we ambushed another victim, one Umaru, at Awaiye village in Oyo State.
“Umaru was also coming to check his farm, when we ambushed him. We held him for two days and demanded N1million for his release from his family members. We released him after the money was paid,” he narrated.
Muhammed added that after they had released Umaru, while running away from the forest, they came across one Alhaji Adegoke, near Iseyin in Oyo State and he was also abducted and N25 million ransom was demanded from his family members before they would release him.
He said, “Where we kept the Alhaji, Sodiq was assigned to guard him from escaping, while Sulaiman, Saliu Tambaye, and I went out for another operation, but before we came back the suspect had escaped. Sodiq slept off; that was how he was able to run and we didn’t collect any money from him.
He said that was how they swung into action and kidnapped him on the fateful day he came to check on the cows at the farm.
He was abducted and we kept him in the forest for three days; we moved him from one forest to another within three days.
“Before he was released, we collected three million naira from his family members,” he said.
Muhammed said on the day they were taking the NSCDC official to a spot where his family members would meet him, they also kidnapped one Alhaji Oro who was also coming to check his cows in another farm in Eggua area of Yewa.