A Lagos-based kidnapper has confessed that his father is the brain behind most of the kidnappings in Lagos and Ogun states.
A 28-year-old man, Trust Bourdilon, who is among six suspects arrested in connection with the abduction of four landlords at Oshorun Estate, Isheri, a border community between Lagos and Ogun states, has confessed to the crime.
According to DailyPost, alongside his group, Bourdilon who said he inherited kidnapping from his father who was the kingpin of the kidnap syndicate, had demanded N300 million ransom on each of he kidnapped landlords totalling N1.2 billion, and threatened to harm the landlords if the condition was not met.
In his confession, Bourdilon said his father, who is still at large, is the brain behind most of the kidnappings in Lagos and Ogun states, and described the landlords’ abduction as their last operation before their arrest.
According to him, the gang collected N12 million ransom for the landlords, but his dad gave him just N350,000 as his share, adding that his father was the stingiest man he ever met, as he recalled a time the gang kidnapped a victim and collected N3 million ransom.
He said his dad gave him N300,000, adding that he (Bourdilon) was part of those that ambushed Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS operatives at New Haven Estate in Igbelaju area of Iba, Lagos and killed one Sergeant Esemuze.
Meanwhile, as other members of the gang are still at large, the Inspector General of Police team, said efforts were ongoing to arrest and prosecute them accordingly as the operatives had been working underground to get to the root of the case.