How Kidnappers In Abuja Set Up Collection Of Ransoms Through Bank Accounts

Kidnappers working within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have gotten extra daring by the day as they’ve began accumulating ransom from their victims by way of financial institution accounts opposite to their regular model of receiving money.

According to Daily Trust, kidnapping in the previous couple of weeks is rife in Tungan Maje group on the outskirts of the FCT.

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The marauders returned to the group on Wednesday, after that they had kidnapped six individuals from the world a day earlier.

Other FCT suburbs reminiscent of Kuje, Bwari and Abaji have skilled staggered spikes in kidnapping in the previous couple of months.

It was gathered that the abductors just a few weeks in the past picked up their victims, Mrs Aminat Adewuyi and 4 others at Madalla junction when happening procuring to the favored Ibrahim Babangida Market in Suleja, Niger State.

It was gathered that the victims’ relations paid ransoms ranging between N500,000 and N1,000,000 to a delegated checking account supplied by the abductors earlier than they secured their freedom.

A brother of Mrs Adewuyi, who didn’t need his identify in print, mentioned whereas negotiating with them, mentioned the criminals initially demanded N5million from every of their victims.

The kidnappers later agreed to gather N500,000 from Adewuyi’s relations after two days and far pleas.

The negotiator mentioned the criminals threatened to slaughter the girl if the ransom was not paid inside 48 hours and insisted that they most well-liked accumulating the ransom by way of financial institution than the same old money.

Narrating her ordeal, Adewuyi mentioned, “We boarded a bus at a junction opposite SARCO filling station, near the popular NYSC junction in Kubwa when going to Suleja Market.

“Majority of the passengers in the bus alighted at Zuba. The driver wanted to drop off the remaining few passengers also but he managed to take us to Madalla junction – the road that leads to Dakwa.

“But when we got to Madalla junction, the driver said we should board another vehicle going to Suleja. The remaining five of us (women) stop a vehicle calling “Suleja! Suleja!!” and the bus driver settled him and we left.

“Immediately we entered, the driver ‘centrally locked’ all the doors and wound up all the windows. It was that time we knew that all the glasses were tinted. Four of us sat at the back seat, one sat together with a man in front including the driver.

“When they finished whining up the glasses, they brought out guns, knives and bottles of coke, saying we should cooperate. They ordered us to drink the coke mixed with codeine but I insisted I wouldn’t.

“The man in front raised a knife and gave me only codeine to drink but I pretended as if I had taken it. He could not do anything with his weapon because it was so tight in the vehicle.

“Some of the victims who took the coke had started sleeping before we reached the bush where they took us to.

“Despite the fact that I didn’t sleep, I can’t recognise where they took us to. I only know that the vehicle that conveyed us turned left immediately after Kwata (the popular place they are selling meat) before Suleja. Kwata is after Kwankwashe.

“Our vehicle drove into the bush and when it couldn’t go further, because the remaining road was a pathway, three persons that had already been waiting for them with bikes, conveyed us with their bikes into the deep bush.

“There was only one house in that bush. They kept us there and they were giving us bread and sachet water. One of us was released that same day because she had money in her account and transferred it to them immediately, we got there.

“They were already sharpening their knives to slaughter me after two days when they couldn’t get an alert from my husband. It was only God that saved me that day.”

Adewuyi’s husband, on the time, mentioned he had formally reported the matter on the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Nigerian Police in Jabi.

When contacted, the Spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, mentioned the command has deployed overt and covert methods to checkmate criminality inside FCT together with particular Anti-Kidnapping operations.

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