Kidnapper in trouble after boarding vehicle owned by one of his past victims in Katsina
Mild drama as an alleged kidnapper mistakenly boarded a commercial vehicle owned by one of his past victims in Sokoto state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the victim who is a driver was kidnapped along Kankara in Katsina state while returning from Kano about two months ago.
It was further learnt that the victim spent three weeks in captivity and was released after paying an undisclosed amount of money as ransom.
According to Daily Trust report, a member of the National Union of Road Transport Worker (NURTW) said the suspect was, however, recognised by the victim when he boarded his vehicle on his way to Kano state.
“The driver was quick to identify him because the incident happened not too long ago,” the NURTW official was quoted to have said.
“After identifying him, he alerted our leaders who in turned informed the nearest police outpost.”
The leaders of the NURTW reportedly asked the driver to move towards Kwannawa motor park in Dange-Shuni local government area of the state, where the car was blocked by police.
The police were said to have arrested the suspect and whisked him away to their station.
While being interrogated, the suspect reportedly confessed that he belongs to a gang of kidnappers.
He has since been transferred to the state police command headquarters for investigation.