One of the suspects recently arrested for the 2013 kidnap of teenager and receiving a N5m ransom has explained how he ended up in the crime world from his spare parts business in Lagos State.
Ifeanyi Obi, a native of Abia State, speaking when the gang was paraded on Friday June 10 2016, said:
“On December 28, 2012 I was at my village and I got news that former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola had broken our shops.
“When I returned to Lagos, I couldn’t find any of my goods. A few days later, one of my customers called me to bring a spare part for him at Abattoir, opposite an RRS base from where he took me to the shop of a Mopol man’s wife and he introduced him to me and we became friends. I told him that I wanted to sell my SUV and I needed money to start afresh and that I had lost all my money in my shop when it was demolished because I stocked my shop before travelling for Christmas.
“He told me that there was job that would pay me good money. He told me that the man was very rich and would easily pay. After the ransom was paid, I was given N700,000 as my share.|