Following the release of Lagos State Director of Fire Service, Mr Rasaki Musibau and six others, who were kidnapped, one, among the two suspects, Smart Alfred, has confirmed N5m ransom collected before the release of the victims.
Smart Alfred, said that the leader of his gang, MK, collected N5 million ransom from the family of the victims before they were released. The Vanguard reports also had it that, Alfred’s colleague, Mr. Boyo, a 29-year-old man said that, “the leader of the gang, MK, is the person in control of the communication with the outside world and demand for ransom from relatives of their victims. He hasn’t given us any money before we were arrested,” he said.
Narrating the method of operation, one of the suspects, Bayo said that, they usually block the roads with woods to prevent motorists from having a free passage and when they drive to the point where the road is blocked they will slow down and we strike and kidnap our victims. He said, they usually used four guns during operations.
“MK is also a youth leader in our community. He was the one that came to the village in Arogbogo, Ondo State where he asked me to come with him. He said he has a job for me. I didn’t know it was a kidnapping job. I have never been involved in it. I am an apprentice, I work with a wood operator.
“After we kidnapped the Fire Service boss and the other six people, we took them to a camp in the bush where we kept them. Some of the boys, who worked with MK, cooked in the camp. We fed the victims with egusi soup and garri.” he said.
According to the Vanguard reports, It will be recalled that the Fire Service boss and six others were abducted on April 6 at Ketu-Ereyun, Ikorodu, Lagos State and after three days they all regained their freedom after a ransom of N5 million was paid.
Parading the two suspects, Blessing Boyo and Smart Alfred, at the State Police Command, Ikeja, the reports confirmed that, the Commissioner of Police, Muazu Zubairu, said the suspects were “arrested after a sustained and well-coordinated operation by the command’s Tactical Anti-Kidnapping Unit, on April 10 at about 5:30 am in Ibafun along Ikorodu-Ijebu Ode Expressway, a boundary community with Ogun State.
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