A tricycle operator, Joseph Audu, has narrated how his friends lured him with N80,000 from their first kidnapping operation in Ore town, Odigbo council area of Ondo State.
The 35-year-old suspect was apprehended in the act by some vigilante members in Orita community, during the gang’s second operation
Audu said his friend gave him N80,000 out of the N400,000 ransom paid by relations of their victim after their first kidnapping operation.
The Kogi state indigene added that his friends told him a lot of money was involved in the kidnapping business if he joined them.
He has, however, been transferred to the Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT), Ondo Police Command, in Akure, the state capital.
Audu said “ For more than three months, they were threatening to implicate me if anything happens to them since they have told me the nature of their business, and since I have no choice, I joined them. “Their threat got me worried to the extent, that even at times, I won’t sleep and my wife noticed that and asked me what happened but I couldn’t tell her what I was battling with,” Vanguard reports.