Ayobamidele Kudus Ayodele, a 23-year-old suspect who allegedly abducted a six-year-old boy from his school in Lagos’ Ojo Alaba area, has confessed to his crimes, claiming that he learned his kidnapping skills from watching a prominent Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael.
According to reports, the suspect kidnapped the young boy and held him hostage in exchange for a N550,000 ransom.
“Zubby Michael is my favorite Nollywood actor and he is good at kidnapping roles,” the suspect said as he described his actions. I decided to try out some of the methods used by Zubby in the movies to kidnap children and adults.
“I started by visiting several schools around Ojo to see the possibility of picking children without anyone noticing. On November 16, 2021, I visited a school close to Alaba Market and stayed by the gate.
“I saw two pupils coming to school. One of them was holding a cane. I stopped them and started chatting with them. I took the cane from one of them and asked where he bought it. He mentioned the place but I told him to take me there. I whispered into his ears that I would buy him chocolates and biscuits.
“To avoid drawing attention to myself, I took the boy to an hotel in Ilogbo Eremi, Lagos. I called his father and demanded for additional N2 million. We spent four days there before his family was able to raise N550,000. The boy stayed calm throughout because he had access to my phone which had several games.
“I am sorry for causing his family so much pa!n. I am not a cu!tist or an armed robber. I do not have a gang. I just trained myself by watching Zubby Michael. My parents trained me very well, I was just impatient and greedy.”