A former soldier identified as Saliu Tola, has disclosed that he specializes in kidnapping rich ladies for ransom.
The 53-year-old who was arrested in Asaba, Delta State by the police for his alleged involvement in a series of abductions, was said to have voluntarily resigned from the Nigerian Army to raise a four-man gang of kidnappers.
Speaking in Asaba, while paraded, the former soldier, who hails from Adamawa State said, “My victims have always been females.
“I have never gone for my kind. I kidnap valuable girls, ladies and women and this has never failed us. I resigned as a soldier to concentrate on kidnapping.
“We did not kill any victim and no victim had died in our hands. We make money from the game (abduction) and set them free thereafter.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Zanna Ibrahim, in company of the Command’s spokesperson, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said Tola and his gang, now at large, usually trail their victims to places of interest, including eateries, supermarkets, relaxation centres and schools where they “pounced on them and ferried them away in their waiting car.”
Ibrahim said the suspect was a notorious kidnapper because of his military experience.
The state Police boss noted that Tola was at the verge of beating his men’s intelligence “but his tactical withdrawal failed him and here we are today”.