A suspected kidnapper has told the police in Osun State, that he lives along the expressways to make kidnapping easy for him. The Osun state police headquarters in Osogbo, has paraded a 20-year-old suspected kidnapper named Ahmad Muhammad, who is from Tambuwal community, in Sokoto State.
While speaking with the police, Muhammad said, that he decided to live along expressways so that it will be easy for himself and other members of his gang to abduct their victims at will.
Muhammad, was arrested at Wasinmi, a village along Ife/Ibadan Expressway, in a shoot-out with the police.
However, his partner Hewis, who is also a member of a seven-man gang of kidnappers, made away with the kidnapped victims.
He gave the names of other gang members as Alhaji, Buba, Siraju, Sadiq and Saidu, all Fulanis.
“We kidnapped two people along Ibadan/Gbongan Expressway after we made a roadblock. The police were alerted and they faced my gang in a gun battle during which my other gang members ran away with the kidnapped victims. It is painful that my other gang members left me alone in that bush and ran away.
It was easy for the police to arrest me because I don’t know the routes in that bush and I could not trace my steps to the place where my other gang members escaped to.”
“My gang members are all Fulani and they are not new in the business, it is a means of survival. I don’t have a shelter, I live along the expressway. I live on the road to make operation easy” Muhammad said