The Niger state police have arrested a self-acclaimed Chairman of kidnappers operating in the state named Maitarari Isa Saidu.
Saidu was paraded in Minna by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPPRO) Jimoh Moshood along with 48 suspects including two of his children.
35 stolen vehicles were recovered from Maitarari Isa Saidu.
In an interview with newsmen, the 63 year-old old father of 29 children and three wives stated that the business of kidnapping had become too risky which was the reason he switched to receiving stolen cars
He said that in his last two operations, he received N300m and N170m.
According to Saidu, he operates in Niger, Zamfara, Kaduna,Yobe and FCT adding that the police recovered 28 stolen cars from his depots in Niger and Abuja, 15 others Zamfara and a number of other stolen cars from Kaduna.
The Kidnap Kingpin ran into trouble when his boys received and paid N400,000 for a car which he quickly took to sell at the cost of N800,000 in Kano.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood said that they were arrested by men of ‘Operation Save Sanity’ deployed to deal with criminals within the five states including Niger state.
He said that five AK 47 rifles were also recovered from the suspects adding that they will be charged to court as soon as investigations were completed.