20-Year-Old Son Plans Father’s Kidnap, Collects 2M Ransom from Family


The police force has arrested a 20-year-old man identified as Abubakar Amodu, for conspiring with a criminal gang to kidnap his father and thereafter collected a ransom of 2million naira from his family members.

Amodu was paraded alongside 24 other criminals at the police headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday January 20.

The suspect explained that he worked with his father on the farm rearing cattle and that after many years of learning the trade, his father settled him with 15 cows and he moved out of their family house. Amodu said he got friendly with members of a gang, who told him that his father was rich, and should be kidnapped for money.

According to Amodu, he arranged with members of the gang and they successfully kidnapped his father and collected a N2 million ransom. He said the gang members only gave him N200, 000 from the ransom collected.