By Ajuma Edwina Ameh
Even among criminals they get masters and superiors. This played out in a case of an Abuja notorious kidnapper, Mohammed Amodu, who was kidnapped by another notorious kidnapper, Buba Babu.
Amodu who confessed to have saved over N15 million from kidnapping, paid a ransom of N1.5 million nto regain his freedom.
Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, who disclosed this while parading both kidnappers alongside other criminals in Abuja, revealed that Babu, notorious for kidnapping citizens on Abuja highways, was third in command in a kidnap syndicate headed by one Buji, who was neutralized by the police alongside the second in command.
According to Mba, Babu took leadership of the gang and was notorious for always killing kidnap victims.
Babu was said to have shot Amodu in the arm after he took him into custody and he hesitated to pay the ransom for his release.
According to Babu, he shot Amodu in the arm to show how serious he was after the latter boasted he had charms and could not be shot.
“Amodu was known as ‘Confirm’ because he was a reputed marksman in the underworld. Yet he was kidnapped and released after he paid N1.55 million,” Mba said.
Amodu confessed there was a time his gang kidnapped 20 people.