A 23-year-old man arrested for kidnapping has claimed that he learnt the act of kidnapping after watching Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael in several movies.
The suspect identified as Ayobamidele Kudus Ayodele was arrested by men of the Nigerian Police Force in Ogun State over the alleged abduction of a private school pupil, Naija News understands.
Ayodele after his arrest confessed to the police command that he abducted the six-year-old boy from his school in Ojo Alaba area of Lagos, on November 16, 2021.
He explained further that he was with the boy for four days until a ransom of N550,000 was paid by the child’s parents before he finally release him.
Ayodele who is now in the police net apologized to the parents of the kid for making them sad by kidnaping their innocent child.
The suspect also mentioned that he was well trained by his parents but, however, found himself in the punishable act.
He said: “I am sorry for causing his family so much pain. I am not a cultist or an armed robber. I do not have a gang. I just trained myself by watching Zubby Michael. My parents trained me very well, I was just impatient and greedy.”
“Zubby Michael is my favourite Nollywood actor and he is good at kidnapping roles. I decided to try out some of the methods used by Zubby to kidnap children and adults in the movies,” Vanguard quoted the suspect as saying.
“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 Market and stayed by the gate.
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 take me there. I whispered into his ears that I would buy him chocolates and biscuits.
“To avoid drawing attention to myself, I took the boy to an hotel in Ilogbo Eremi, Lagos. I called his father and demanded for additional N2 million. We spent four days there before his family was able to raise N550,000. The boy stayed calm throughout because he had access to my phone which had several games.
“I am sorry for causing his family so much pa!n. I am not a cu!tist or an armed robber. I do not have a gang. I just trained myself by watching Zubby Michael. My parents trained me very well, I was just impatient and greedy.”