A suspect involved in the kidnapping of Lagos Fire Service Director Rasaki Musibau has opened up on how the gang collected N5million ransom for his release.
The suspect Blessing Boyo, 29, told reporters that the gang leader identified simply as MK who’s still at large, had told them the money was N5million. MK also told them that he would it would be shared among themselces when they returned to base.
Boyo was paraded by the Police Commissioner Mazu on Thursday evening alongside Smart Alfred.
Narrating how they kidnapped Musibau and six others around 8pm on April 6, Boyo said:
“MK called me for the operation. He had guys in the bush. He brought out guns and said it was kidnapping work. I have not kidnapped before. I used to carry timber with an operator.
“We blocked the road with woods, stopped vehicles and kidnapped them. We had four guns and it was MK that brought it. I have not been given any money. He said we should return to base first. It was MK that was with the money.
He told us that the money was N5million.
“My first time in Lagos was on April 5. I am from Arogbo in Ondo State. We did not beat the man. We took the man to the bush. He was fed cooked food. MK’s boys cooked Egusi and Eba and the one was served.”
Alfred on his own part said they followed MK because he fooled them he was a timbre operator and needed carriers. They later realized it was kidnapping job and since he was jobless, he joined him.
“The guy told us to follow him to do carrier work since we were jobless at the time. He approached us because he knows we are into carrier work. I followed him to the bush because i believed it was carrier work.
“I did not understand what he meant. He showed us guns and said this is the work he is into. I asked if he wanted to kill me and he said he will show me how he does the work. As we got to where we wanted to operate, he cut a wood and blocked the road.