Four young kidnappers who made money from the criminal act have confessed after
they were nabbed in Niger. The suspects met their Waterloo after one of their kidnapped victims escaped from their den.
It was learnt that the notorious suspects had kidnapped the father of one Sani Dakuma and collected N1.5 million as ransom before his release.
Speaking to reporters when paraded in Minna by the police, one of the suspects, Mamuda Mohammed, said they made a lot of money from kidnapping, adding that they used the ransom to marry many wives and live big.
“We have been making a lot of money from our victims. Whenever we kidnapped them, the ransom paid was quite rewarding to the extent that we could compare ourselves with directors in the ministries.
“We swim in cash, marry many wives and lavish money on our girlfriends. Honestly, we never knew that our cups would become full until we found ourselves in the police net,” he said.
Police spokesman Muhammad Abubakar said the suspects were trailed and apprehended following a tip-off. He said the suspects have admitted to committing the offence, adding that the matter has been charged to court.