A 30-year-old auto mechanic, Sani Mohammed, who was recently arrested by the Niger state police command after a failed attempt to kidnap one Stella Agbachi, along Top Medical Road, Tunga, Minna, the state capital, says he ventured into crime because he was told kidnapping is a more lucrative business than car repairs.
Mohammed who hails from Zumba in Shiroro Local Government Area, said he was too desperate to make money to be able to meet up his needs. He said he wanted to try what other kidnappers had done to see if he would succeed in kidnapping one person and then place ransom on the victim.
He said: “After hearing that kidnapping is a lucrative business where one can make a lot of money, I said to myself let me try whether I will succeed, after all a journey of a thousand miles starts with a step.
“I was targeting the day I will do it and succeed but unknown to me I found myself in the police net.”
Furthermore, the suspect said he was not getting enough money from fixing people’s cars, hence he ventured into kidnapping to get enough money so as to sort out personal needs.
He also said his parents have refused to visit him in the police cell since his arrest. He said he has brought shame to his family.
Speaking on his arrest, the state police command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said Sani would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.