I Ventured Into Kidnapping To Raise Business Capital – Suspect

  • He said that he received ₦60,000 as his share, with which he had hoped to start the business before he was arrested… 

A suspected kidnapper arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command, Muhammad Aliyu, has confessed that he went into kidnapping to raise money for a business startup after his father refused to give it to him.

The 21-year-old man explained that after completing his secondary school education, although his WASSCE result was good, he couldn’t further his studies due to paucity of funds.

According to him, when he and his gang kidnapped their first victim, they were paid ₦500,000 ransom before they released him.

He said that he received ₦60,000 as his share, with which he had hoped to start the business before he was arrested.

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“I had a provision store at Rimin Zayam town (in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State). But along the line, I lost my business capital.

“So, someone enticed me to go into kidnapping so that I can get the capital to go back to business. Although I told him that I was scared because my father had warned me not to touch anything that did not belong to me.

“I asked my father to give me the capital to start the business, but he told me that he didn’t have the money and I felt I should go into kidnapping to raise the money,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State, Sylvester Alabi, said that the suspect and his accomplices were arrested on September 13, 2021 at about 6.30pm through a joint operation by the Police and Hunters Group.


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