LAGOS—A suspected kidnapper, Solomon Michael, who was paraded alongside four others at the Lagos State Police command, Ikeja, has confessed that he plotted the kidnap of his boss because she maltreated him.
The suspect, who was paraded alongside Ibrahim Sozza, Thankgod Husseni, Paul Brutus and Suleiman Mohammed, for allegedly robbing and kidnapping one Alhaja Modupe Idris, a business tycoon in Idumota and her sister, Alhaja Risikat Laminu, said: “I plotted to rob and kidnap my boss because she was maltreating me.
It was one Emmanuel who organised four others that assisted me in carrying out the robbery and kidnapping. After the operation, Emmanuel and his gang gave me the Toyota SUV, smart phone and one I-pad as my share of the loot.
“Immediately I collected it, Ibrahim and I travelled to Jos, Plateau State to meet Thankgod Husseni, who we earlier told about the operation. It was Husseni that helped us sell our loot. He sold the SUV to one Brutus for N400, 000.”
It was learned that sometime in September, 2015, Solomon arranged the kidnap of Alhaja Idris, who employed him as her driver. He had worked for her for two years.
To perfect his plans, he connived with Emmanuel, a leader of an armed robbery gang, who is now at large to assist him kidnap Alhaja Modupe.
It was gathered that on September 30, Emma and his gang trailed Alhaja from her shop to Surulere area in Lagos, at 9:30p.m., where they hit her vehicle from the back feigning an accident.
Immediately her driver, Solomon stopped the vehicle to check the extent of damage the accident caused, the gang struck, robbed and kidnapped Alhaja Modupe, her sister, Alhaja Laminu and her house maid, who were inside a black Toyota SUV with number plate LSR871BM. They also collected N1.2 million, and other valuables from her before taking them to a bush somewhere at Ijebu-Ode area.
Briefing newsmen, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, were detailed to investigate the case after one Alhaji Wale Idris of Beyioku Eniyansoro Street, reported that his wife, Modupe Idris, sister-in-law Alhaja Laminu and maid were robbed and kidnapped.