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I Ventured Into Kidnapping to Raise Money to Start a Business – Suspect

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Muhammad Aliyu, a suspected kidnapper who was arrested by Bauchi Police, has revealed ventured into he ventured into kidnapping people to raise money for his business.

The suspect narrated that he got no help from his father to establish a business.

According to the 21-year-old Aliyi, he rounded off with his secondary education at Government Day Secondary School, Rimin Zayam, where he got very good grades in WAEC, but couldn’t go further as a result of financial constraint.

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He stated that his first kidnap victim was realesed after a ransom of N500,000 was paid and his share was N60,000, which he was hoping to start up his business with before he was arrested.

“I was arrested and brought to the Police headquarters because I am a kidnapper. This is my first time and we only kidnapped one person. We have released him after the payment of N500,000 ransom.

“We were four that did the operation. And I was given N60,000 as my share from the proceeds. Our boss and our friend escaped and we were arrested. I wanted to use my share of the money to start a business.

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“I had a provision store at Rimin Zayam town (in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State). But along the line, I lost my business capital.

“So, someone enticed me to go into kidnapping so that I can get the capital to go back to business. Although I told him that I was scared because my father had warned me not to touch anything that did not belong to me.

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“I asked my father to give me the capital to start the business, but he told me that he didn’t have the money and I felt I should go into kidnapping to raise the money,” he said.

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“I want the Police to seek for forgiveness for me from my dad, Nigeria, from my state and from my local government area, because, insha Allah, after this, I will stop this criminal act.”

“I want to use this medium to also warn those who have the intention of getting involved in this kind of crime that they should not, because it is not good value nor an honorable thing.

“You see, even this N60,000 that was given to me as my share, I had already spent N4,000 from it. I was arrested with the balance and I have realised that this is not a good thing to do, and I really regret involving myself in it,” Muhammad added.

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