1st January, 2022
Ayobamidele Ayodele, a kidnap suspect nabbed in Ogun State confessed that he learned the act of kidnapping by watching Zubby Michael’s movies.
Ayodele was nabbed, by the Nigerian Police Force Intelligence Response Team headed by Tunji Disu, after he abducted a six-year-old boy, Ebube Eze.
According to Vanguard, the victim was kidnapped from Remson Group of Schools, located in Ojo Alaba area of Lagos, and was kept hostage for four days until a ransom of N550,000 was paid for his release.
During interrogation, the suspect confessed that he learned kidnapping skills from watching Nollywood movies.
He said “Zubby Michael is my favorite Nollywood actor and he is good at kidnapping roles.
“I decided to try out some of the methods used by Zubby to kidnap children and adults in the movies.
“I started by visiting several schools around Ojo to see the possibility of picking children without anyone noticing.”
The suspect revealed that he used the tactics he learned to kidnap the child on November 16, 2021.
Apologising for his crimes, he said, “I am sorry for causing his family so much pain. I am not a cultist 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.”