An old method of kidnapping is now brought back to life as kidnappers storms victims’ school pretending to be the child’s guardian. – ‘I learned how to kidnap from watching Zubby Michael in movies’
These children are taken to their various hideouts where they call and ask their parents for ransom.
One of the suspects from a kidnap mission were arrested by the operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team headed by DCP Tunji Disu, for invading a primary school in New Nyanya, Nasarawa State, and abducting one of the pupils, another suspect has been arrested in Ogun State. The latest suspect, Ayobamidele Kudus Ayodele, Has abducted a six-year old boy, who happens to be Ebube Eze by name, from Remson Group of Schools, which is located at Ojo Alaba area of Lagos, the suspected kidnapper allegedly kept him hostage for four days until a ransom of N550,000 was paid for the boy’s release.
Father to the missing six years old boy, Mr Afam Eze, said in a petition to the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Alkali Usman Baba, shortly after the release of his son, he has received a call to inform him that his son has been kidnapped. He according to him, the head mistress was the first to know about this because the kidnappers has already ransomed 200,000 naira from her.
N150,000 ransom was paid at the end of the bargain to callers account with name Abayomi Kudus Ayodele.
The kidnapper was caught and when asked where he learnt what he did. He said – ‘I learned how to kidnap from watching Zubby Michael in movies’
It’s without doubt that Zubby plays major roles in Kidnapping for some of his movies.
In his words:
He said “Zubi Michael is my favorite Nollywood actor and he is good at kidnapping roles.
“I decided to try out some of the methods used by Zubi to kidnap children and adults in the movies.
“I started by visiting several schools around Ojo to see the possibility of picking children without anyone noticing.
“On November 16, 2021, I visited a school close to Alaba International Market and stayed by the gate.
“I saw a teacher passing by and she asked me what I was doing there. I was about to tell her that I wanted to make inquires about the school, but she immediately asked if I was there to register my child in school.
“I said yes and she told me to hold on that the children were writing their exams.
“She came out few minutes later and gave me a form. She also gave me her phone number and asked me to come with the child in the January 2022.
“As soon as she left, I hung around waiting for the right time to strike.
“Then I saw two pupils coming to school. One of them was holding a cane. I stopped them and started chatting with them.
“I took the cane from one of them and asked where he bought it. He mentioned the place but I told him to go and drop his bag and come back to show me where he bought it.
“I whispered into his ears that I would buy him chocolates and biscuits. I told him not to tell the person he was with and he nodded.
“He went in to drop his bag and came back. I told him we would need to enter a motorcycle to the place, he nodded in excitement.
“We rode to Alabarago junction. I gave him my phone that had a lot of games in it and he was so excited.
“The next thing I did was to contact the teacher that gave me her telephone number, to inform her that I had abducted one of her pupils.
“To avoid drawing attention to myself, I took the boy to Saudlat Lounge at One Love Unity Estate, off Igbanla, Idi Agbalumo, in Ilogbo Eremi, area of Lagos.
“The receptionist asked if he was my son and I said yes. She was further convinced when the boy called me daddy.
“That was after I had told him my name was daddy. I booked a room and paid N5000 per night.”
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