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Someone Told Me Kidnapping Is Lucrative, I Tried It And Found Myself In Police Net – Mechanic Turned Kidnapper

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Someone Told Me Kidnapping Is Lucrative, I Tried It And Found Myself In Police Net – Auto Mechanic Turned Kidnapper Confesses

Niger State Police Command yesterday said that it had arrested a 30-year-old man, Sani Mohammed, for attempting to kidnap one Stella Agbachi, of Top Medical Road, Tunga, Minna, the state capital.

The police detectives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the command, it was gathered, apprehended the suspect while trying to escape.

Northern City News learnt that the suspect, during interrogation, confessed to have attempted a series of abductions in different parts of the state, but did not succeed.

The suspect, an auto mechanic, who hailed from Zumba in the Shiroro Local Government Area of the state, said he was desperate to make money to meet his personal needs.

Mohammed told our correspondent that he attempted to abduct some victims for ransom because he learnt that kidnapping was lucrative.

“After hearing that kidnapping is a lucrative business where one can make a lot of money, I said to myself: let me try, whether I will succeed. After all, the journey of a thousand miles starts with a step.

“I was planning to carry it out but unfortunately, I found myself in the police net,” Mohammed said.

The suspect said he was not making enough money from repairing cars hence the resort to abduction for ransom.

He also told Northern City News that since he was apprehended by the police, his parents had refused to visit him “because of the shame I have brought upon the family.”



  1. Danti

    August 6, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    Somebody told you to go to hell and you did. Investigators should know that “somebody” that teaches satanic business to the morally weak.

  2. Lola O

    August 6, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Can you imagine that? A Nigerian confessing that kidnapping is a lucrative business, in a country that produced the likes of Professor Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, Sir Tafawa Balewa, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo and some of the best doctors, surgeons including the one who recently operated on America’s First Lady Melania Trump and top economists – Sam Aluko in the world??? O ma se o, what a pity. Seee the youth and future leaders we are now producing mainly due to the caliber of roughians and rogues in the guise of politicians and leaders, whom the youth see as role models worthy of emulation. Thought I had seen it all in my lifetime but the emergence of this future generation of Nigerian leaders and youth is alarming, scary and disgraceful, to say the least. Where do integrity, hard work, honesty and a good image or reputation stand in the dictionary of our current and future leaders? We need mega mercy and deliverance.

  3. Big Aunty Koks

    August 6, 2018 at 8:40 PM

    You will eat free food in prison, so it is lucrative. Can’t even have the decency to take responsibility for his action. Mchweeew!

  4. Jilo

    August 6, 2018 at 9:57 PM

    Yes! he did it because his predecessors were not punished. Their kingpin Evans is somewhere else enjoy his life cooling his life with Jollof Rice and Big Stout. Those who want to get their shares from his illicit money will do anything to protect him. They may even orchestrate his escape and come back to lie to the public that he has escaped.

    This is Nigeria folks, otherwise, this guy should have been wandering around the hell by now. There is no more evidence the prosecutor is looking for again, the evidence is enormous . He should have been given an accelerated hearing and sentenced to death long time ago. That is why the dude above thought it is a lucrative business because our inept government has never convicted those previous kidnappers and some of them are making their way back into the society. We cannot enjoy this Country if capital punishment is not applied appropriately to serve as deterrent to other kidnappers. I rest my case.

    • Keep it real

      August 7, 2018 at 1:18 AM

      well said jilo.. capital punishment in a lot of thing not only on kidnapping cases..
      political thieves…. there’s always a prove
      ritualist….. with clear prove not police/SARS prove
      armed robbers…. with clear prove not police/SARS prove..

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