A neighbour to one Aliyu Suleiman a resident of Modire in Yule Pate, Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa state confessed to having connived with a syndicate group of Kidnappers from Taraba and the Adamawa States, Kidnapped Aishatu, his wife and their eight months Child.
Mohammed Buba made the confession while the Adamawa state commissioner of police, CP Olubenga Adeyanju at the command headquarters to newsmen In Yola alongside other 35 suspected criminals.
According to him a herdsman by name Wakili approached him to have a deal of kidnapping his neighbour’s wife that his Brother who is a top government official in the state will cough out millions of naira for ransom.
While giving detail of how he connived with the group of unknown four people he said he was the one organising and telling them the situation of things during negotiations.
He said the kidnappers on coming to the residence of his neighbour, Aliyu ran away and advised them to kidnap the wife and her eight months son they will get enough money.
Mohammed while responding to our correspondent, he revealed that he was the one monitoring the happenings around and calling them on phone giving them situations reports and what is happening on the ground.
He confessed to newsmen that the family of Aliyu has been good to him but the Devil deceived him for the act that will end his life in jail.
“I’ve monitored the happenings around because I’m close to the family and relate back to the kidnappers somewhere I don’t know in the bush
” Honestly I don’t know them and I don’t know where they have taken them too. All they say they will give me part of the deal after the operation, which they later gave me sixty thousand nairas of the one million ten thousand nairas they have collected as ransom.
“I’m pleading for Mercy, it’s the work of the devil, I don’t really know what has come over me.” He confessed
Narrating his ordeals, Aliyu said it’s really bad to be good as Buba, who is popularly known as Mallam is a perceived good neighbour who I always convey his children to school with my car and bring them back whenever they have close alongside my own kids, I always make sure during Sallah festivities I give him my own little help and my brothers support his family upkeep whenever the need arises is what I can’t understand.
He said the ugly experience of the fateful day of 11th July 2020 can’t be erased in his mind they the kidnappers stormed his house in search of him.
Suleiman said what baffled him the most is during the ongoing negotiations to secure his wife and son, the kidnappers will tell them exactly what they have agreed to do as a family or I as an individual.
” From today I now understand doing good to people is a serious crime.” He said
CP Olubenga told journalists that it took them months to arrest them as they don’t stay in one place and the arms dealer who is providing them with arms and ammunitions is being trailed