Herdsman, Kidnapper confesses to mak N100m from 50 Persons

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A Fulani herdsman, identified as Muritala Umaru, has confessed to making over N100 million through kidnapping in Edo State.

The state Police Command paraded the notorious kidnapper, yesterday.

The State Police Commissioner, Babatunde Kokumo, described him as a kidnapper, who disguised as one of the herdsmen.

“The man has been in and out of prison. He has kidnapped in Edo and other states. The prison official he kidnapped identified him,” he said.

He said Umaru was arrested with an AK-47 rifle, breech number KO340119 and 10 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.

Umaru admitted to owning some cattle and that his gang had 10 AK47 rifles with which they carry out kidnapping.

Umaru said it was somebody he described as a ‘Chief’ from an Edo community who gave them identities of their victims. The kidnapper said they realized N10 million from one of their victims, pledging to cooperate with the police.

On what happened to some of their victims, he said it was his boss that was responsible for the killing of victims who refused to cooperate. Umaru said: “I am married. I stay in Auchi, but I was born in Lokoja. I am into kidnapping.

I have kidnapped over 50 persons. We kidnapped them when they were travelling. One man gave us target. I collected N3 million in our last operation. It is my boss that kills people. He had killed many people.

We operate in Auchi, Ekpoma, Okenne and other places.”

He has kidnapped in Edo and other states. The prison official he kidnapped identified him.

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