A young man, Abdullahi Adamu says he started kidnapping business after his father was murdered by armed robbers.
The Ondo state security outfit, Amotekun apprehended the motorcycle rider alongside 30 other suspected criminals including nine kidnappers, in Akure the state capital.
Speaking to journalists, Adamu said that “I decided to be a kidnapper because of destiny.
”I don’t have a father anymore, my fatter was killed by armed robbers years back.
”After his death, life became difficult for me and my siblings. Our mother can’t take good care of us. To survive became extremely difficult for me and my siblings. So I decided to join the kidnapping business.”
The suspect whk hails from Katsina State claimed operation was his first before he was arrested by the personnel of Amotekun.
A farmer, Mr Bello who narrated his ordeal in the den of the kidnappers said he was observing the 7:00pm Muslim prayer at his residence in Akunnu-Akoko when about six gunmen suddenly came and flogged him with a stick and ordered him to follow them to the forest.
He said: “I was fed with small quantity of garri flakes without water for five days before i was rescued by Amotekun Corps.
Some of them were carrying guns and the asked me to follow them. They led me to the forest.
“They later contacted my family asking for ransom so that they could release me from their hideout.
“I was later rescued from them by men of the Amotekun Corps when they wanted to collect the ransom brought for them for my release.”
The state commander of the security outfit, Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed that the suspects were arrested when they wanted to collect ransom.
He said the suspect was arrested when they posed as a family members of the victim, stating that they will be charged to court.