A suspected kidnapper, Saliu Tola, has told interrogators that he was specialised in abducting rich ladies for ransom. Tola, a former soldier, was arrested in Asaba, Delta State by the police for his alleged involvement in a series of abductions.
He 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.”
They were said to have been terrorising towns and villages in Delta state. Saliu, who hails from Adamawa, voluntarily resigned from the Nigerian Army to raise a four-man gang of kidnappers.
He said: “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, supported by his Police PRO, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, and the team of detectives, said the suspect had been a notorious kidnapper because of his military experience.
The commissioner said he was on the verge of beating the intelligence of his men on the day he was arrested “but his tactical withdrawal failed him and here we are today”.