Arrested member of a 5-man kidnapped team, Sani Mohammed, has disclosed the amount they would have made from kidnapping wealthy victims in Abuja this December.
Concise gathered that Mohammed was arrested alongside three others from their base in Enugu State, following intelligence about their plan to kidnap one an Abuja-based businessman, Alhaji Ulere.
Sani told the police interrogators that their plans were to make at least N500 million from ransom, this December.
Sani, who the police described as one of the dangerous armed robbery suspects and kidnappers, admitted abducting a lot of affluent people in the past.
“I’m from Zamfara State, and I was formerly into cattle-rearing. I came to Abuja in 2007 in search for greener pastures. While in Abuja, I started working for one Alhaji Ulere. I left him and went to join a friend in Enugu State after my boss refused to pay me my money.
“While I was in Enugu I discovered that my friend already had an armed robbery gang and they were into kidnapping. I joined them.” Sani said at first they started robbing travellers on the Enugu Port Harcourt expressway.
“Normally we block the expressway with heavy logs in the dead of the night, forcing vehicles to stop. We would rob all the occupants of their cash and valuables. We take the rich ones among them hostage in a forest in Enugu.
“They will be released only when their relatives pay ransom. I can’t count the numbers of robberies I have taken part in, but the one that got me into trouble was the kidnapping of my former boss, who sells cows in Abuja.” He said.
Those arrested along with Sani are, Babangida Garba, Dogo Ibrahim, and Ibrahim Haruna.