A suspected kidnapper arrested by Police in Bauchi, Muhammad Aliyu, says that he went into kidnapping to lift cash to begin a enterprise as a result of his father didn’t give him the cash.
The 21-year-old man mentioned that he completed secondary college at Authorities Day Secondary Faculty, Rimin Zayam; and though his WASSCE end result was good, he couldn’t additional his research due to lack of cash.
He informed our correspondent in an interview on the Bauchi State Police Headquarters that after he and his gang kidnapped their first sufferer, they have been paid N500,000 ransom earlier than they launched him.
He mentioned that he acquired N60,000 as his share, with which he had hoped to begin the enterprise earlier than he was arrested.
“I used to be arrested and dropped at the Police headquarters as a result of I’m a kidnapper. That is my first time and we solely kidnapped one individual. Now we have launched him after the cost of N500,000 ransom.
“We have been 4 that did the operation. And I used to be given N60,000 as my share from the proceeds. Our boss and our good friend escaped and we have been arrested. I needed to make use of my share of the cash to begin a enterprise.
“I had a provision retailer at Rimin Zayam city (in Toro Native Authorities Space of Bauchi State). However alongside the road, I misplaced my enterprise capital.
“So, somebody enticed me to enter kidnapping in order that I can get the capital to return to enterprise. Though I informed him that I used to be scared as a result of my father had warned me to not contact something that didn’t belong to me.
“I requested my father to offer me the capital to begin the enterprise, however he informed me that he didn’t have the cash and I felt I ought to go into kidnapping to lift the cash,” he mentioned.
Requested how he now feels being in Police custody, he mentioned, “I really feel very remorseful concerning the crime.
“I would like the Police to hunt for forgiveness for me from my dad, Nigeria, from my state and from my native authorities space, as a result of, Insha Allah, after this, I’ll cease this prison act.”
He warned these planning to enter kidnapping to have a rethink as a result of it’s not an honourable act.
“I need to use this medium to additionally warn those that have the intention of getting concerned in this sort of crime that they need to not as a result of it’s not good worth nor an honorable factor.
“And, for those who begin this, you’ll get the cash however you received’t be capable of account for a way you spend it.
“You see, even this N60,000 that was given to me as my share, I had already spent N4,000 from it. I used to be arrested with the steadiness and I’ve realised that this isn’t an excellent factor to do, and I actually remorse involving myself in it,” he added.