A kidnapper, Mohammed Amodu, notorious for his nefarious activities in Abuja environs, was abducted by another kidnapper, Buba Babu, and had to pay N1,555,000 for his freedom.
Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, disclosed this while parading both kidnappers alongside other criminals in Abuja yesterday.
He said Babu, notorious for kidnapping citizens on Abuja highways, was third in command of a kidnap syndicate headed by one Buji, who was neutralized by the police alongside the second in command.
Mba said Babu took leadership of the gang and was notorious for always killing kidnap victims. Interestingly, this group carried out the abduction of one Mohammed Ahmadu a kidnap kingpin and leader of another notorious kidnapping group in the north-central when he came to their hideout in the forest to sell live ammunition to the group.
“He was held and shot in the hand until his gang members paid a ransom of One Million, Five Hundred and Fifty-five Thousand Naira (N1,555,000.00) for his release.
Babu took Amodu into custody and when the abducted kidnapper hesitated to pay, he was shot in the arm. Mba said Amodu had boasted he had charms and could not be shot. Babu shot him to show how serious he was.
Mba also said, Amodu was known as ‘Confirm’ because he was a reputed marksman in the underworld. “Yet he was kidnapped and released after he paid N1.55 million.”
Amodu said there was a time his gang kidnapped 20 victims at a time and he had saved up to N15 million from his nefarious activities. He added that he witnessed an operation where Buba kidnapped 55 persons from a luxurious bus at a time.