ABDUCTED KIDNAPPER PAYS N1.5M TO REGAIN FREEDOM
A kidnapper identified as Mohammed Ahmadu paid N1.5 million to regain his freedom from another kidnapper, Abubakar Umaru a.k.a Buba Bargu.
The Police Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, disclosed this while parading both kidnappers alongside other criminals in Abuja on Monday, January 11.
CP Mba stated that Buba was notorious for kidnapping citizens on highways around Abuja.
According to Mba, Buba was third in command of a kidnap syndicate headed by one Buji, who was killed by the police alongside the second in command.
Buba later took leadership of the gang and was notorious for always killing kidnap victims.
Ahmadu said he was kidnapped after supplying 90 rounds of live ammunition to Babu.
He said he has witnessed an operation where Buba kidnapped 55 persons from a luxurious bus at a time.
Ahmadu confessed there was a time his gang kidnapped 20 victims at a time and he had saved up to N15 million from his criminal activities.
Mba said Ahmadu had boasted he had charms and could not be shot. Babu shot him to show how serious he was.
He also said Ahmadu was known as “Confirm” because he was a reputable figure in the underworld.