A 24-year- old mobile technician, Kamaldeen who invaded a school around the New Nyanya area of Nasarawa State to kidnap a 9-year-old pupil has been apprehended by the Police IRT led by DCP Olatunji Disu.
Narrating what he would’ve done with the ransom, he said he would have expanded his business from the proceeds of the illicit act.
The operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team( IRT ) led by DCP Tunji Disu arrested the Ogbomosho born suspect who had collected N1.5 million from the parent of the abducted pupil before he was caught.
The 9-year-old pupil was reunited with his parents and collected ransom retrieved, as the Police smoked out the suspect from his hideout in New Nyanya, Nasarawa State.
Confessing to the police, the suspect said, “My name is Teleheem Kamaldeen. I am 24-year-old. I am from Ogbomosho in Oyo State. I was arrested because I kidnapped a 9-year-old boy in New Nyanya. I went to his school to pick him.
“I have been monitoring him for many months and I have been looking for the opportunity to abduct him. His parents stay in my area in the same New Nyanya. I always saw when he was being driven to and from school. I have been monitoring him.
“On the day of their vacation, I went to their school and I saw that there was free entry into the gate unlike in the past. People were moving freely in and out of the school. The students were all playing around.
“I walked into the school and looked for him. I told him that his mother had paid me to teach him computer operation. He was very happy, he instantly agreed to follow me. I told them in the school that I am his computer instructor and that I wanted to go coach him.
“I took him away and lodged him in an hotel. I went with my laptop and I taught him how to operate computer. We were enjoying with the computer till late in the night, when the battery went off and I told him that we would continue the following morning.
“While we were doing the computer work, I called his parents and told them I’d abducted their son and they should pay me N4 million but they negotiated it to N1.5 million.
“While we were in the hotel, I lied to the boy that his parents were aware that he was with me but in actual truth, I was speaking and negotiating ransom with the parents.”
“I am a phone repairer. At times people would bring phone to me for repair, when I finish repairing them, some would tell me to swap with new ones and request to add more money.
“I don’t have money to buy enough phones to sell and swap with these set of people. I hoped to use the ransom to buy new phones that I can be selling and swap with my customers”.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, confirmed the arrest of the suspect and described it as a “non violent but crimnal offence”
He warned school owners to put a measure in place to protect the process of bringing and picking students from their schools .
Frank Mba also threatened that the police would no longer go after the suspects in case of future occurrence but would also arrest and prosecute school owners as well.