Arrested Kidnapper confessed receiving N5m before releasing victim
Kidnappers of Lagos State Director of Fire Service, Mr Rasaki Musibau and six others has revealed that they collected N5 million ransom from the family of the victims before they were realised.
Blessing Boyo, alongside his colleague, Smart Alfred were arrested after a sustained and well-coordinated operation by the command’s Tactical Anti-Kidnapping Unit, on April 10 at about 5:30 am in Ibafun along Ikorodu-Ijebu Ode Expressway, a boundary community with Ogun State. Two single barrel guns were recovered from the suspects. Investigation is ongoing. State Police Command, Ikeja, the Commissioner of Police, Muazu Zubairu reported
According to 29-year-old Boyo, “the leader of the gang, MK, is the person in control of the communication with the outside world and demand for ransom from relatives of their victims. He hasn’t given us any money before we were arrested.”
Narrating how they carried out their operations, Bayo said, we usually block the roads with woods to prevent motorists from having a free passage and when they drive to the point where the road is blocked they will slow down and we strike and kidnap our victims. Usually, we use four guns during operations.