Kidnap Kingpin reveals he has made N100 million from his activities


Kidnap Kingpin, Muritala Umaru, who was recently paraded by the Edo State Police Command, has said he raked in over N100 million from the illicit activity.
The suspect, who claimed he started his abduction trade barely four years ago along Okenne in Kogi State, added that he has extended his activities to Edo and environs and had gang members armed with AK47 rifles but disguised as herdsmen.
Umaru also admitted that they had help from a man simply identified as ‘Chief’ from an Edo community whose responsibility was to give them the profile of their victims. This chief also killed victims whose relatives didn’t cooperate with them.
The kidnapper said they realised N10 million from one of their victims.
Umaru said: “I am married. I stay in Auchi, but I was born in Lokoja. I am into kidnapping. I have kidnapped over 50 persons. We kidnapped them when they were travelling. One man gave us target. I collected N3 million in our last operation. It is my boss that kills people. He had killed many people.
We operate in Auchi, Ekpoma, Okenne and other places.
Police Commissioner Babatunde Kokumo described Umaru as a kidnapper who disguised as an herder. According to him, the suspect has been arrested many times and sent to prison on more than one occasion.
“The man has been in an out of prison. He has kidnapped in Edo and other states. The prison official he kidnapped identified him.”
The herdsman however said he left his cattle to buy food when he was arrested.


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