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We kidnap to become wealthy –Suspect

One of six suspected kidnappers , Abubakar Tambaya , who was paraded by the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr . Lawan Ado, said he went into kidnapping with his gang to become wealthy .

He , however , claimed that he was co -opted by his accomplices into kidnapping.
The 29 -year-old Oro -Ago, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State indigene said he regretted his action.

The other suspects are Majuma Shehu , Mamman Lawal, Usman Umar, Babuga Umar and Abubakar Juli.

Tambaya said, “ These people introduced me to it . They carried the Alhaji and took him into the bush. They said they would kill him if he did not give them money . I told them that they should not do that. We were looking for money . We wanted to be wealthy . ”

The police boss said on November 7, at about 7 am , the command received a report at the Ekiti Police Division that the victim , Usman Muhammadu , was missing.

He stated that the message was subsequently relayed to all police formations in the state .

He said, “ While searching for the missing person, there was another report that Muhammadu was actually kidnapped by gunmen and the family had paid a ransom of N 500, 000 for his release .

“ Immediately the information was received, detectives attached to the Ekiti division swung into action and arrested the suspects . During interrogation, they confessed to the crime and N361, 150, being part of the ransom collected for the release of the victim , was recovered . The police also recovered two single -barrelled guns, seven cell phones and some charms from them. ”

The CP also paraded eight other suspects , Qudus Alaya , Yusuf Olatunji, Salami Adesola, Sunday Oluwatobilola, Ridwan Musa , Sodiq Bakare, Quadri Adele and John -Paul Nditusi , for alleged criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, belonging to cults and unlawful possession of firearms .

He said one single -barrelled locally-made gun, one double-barrelled locally-made gun and five live cartridges were recovered from the suspects .

Also paraded were one Emmanuel Daniel and Lucky Okwudegbo, who were said to have particpated in a robbery at Easy Kay Filling Station in the Saw -Mill area of Ilorin .

The police said four men, including Daniel and Okwudegbo, attacked and injured a security guard at the station, before stealing N 35 , 500 and one Itel phone.

Ado also paraded one Idowu Jimoh for allegedly robbing one Mrs . Georgina Okoye of Gaa -Odota , Ilorin , of her Honda CRV .

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