I abducted my employer’s son to raise N150,000 — Guard

Enyioha Opara, Minna

THE Niger State Police Command has arrested two kidnappers for abducting a 10-year-old boy at Dutsen-Kura community in Minna, Niger State.

Yushe’u Bala, 20, and Sale Bala, 25, were nabbed by police operatives attached to GRA Division, Minna, after abducting Afdal Hadi, of the same address.

They reportedly demanded N150,000 ransom for his release.

Northern City News gathered that one of the suspects, Bala, was a security guard at the house of his victim.

Checks revealed that he connived with his accomplice who was also a security guard in the area to kidnap the minor to raise money to enhance their standard of living.

Bala told our correspondent that they kidnapped the boy in order to make money to improve their lives, stressing that they were tired of working as security guards.

“Our N150,000 ransom demand is affordable compared with what other kidnappers demand; we ventured into it to make little money to improve ourselves and leave security guard work,” he explained.

“I pray that the police will forgive me because I cannot explain how the plan was hatched to the extent of kidnapping the son of my employer,” he said.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, told Northern City News on Sunday that the suspects would be arraigned in court after investigation.

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