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Saturday, 25 July 2015

How we kidnapped children from churches- suspect speaks

Gabriel Ogunsawe is a 26-year-old father of one, who is currently jailed at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos.  He has been accused of participating in 3 different kidnappings of children.

He stated that his first operation was successful but luck ran out on him on his 2nd attempt.  He was arrested, arraigned in court and remanded in Kirikiri prisons for about a year. But no sooner than he got his freedom, he took to the same crime again, he wasn't lucky the 3rd time either.

Ogunsawe said:
“I am from Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State.  I am a National Diploma, Accounting student of Lagos State Polytechnic. I was arrested because I was involved in the kidnap of a young child of about four years from Amazing Grace Church in Palm groove area. I was introduced into kidnapping business by a friend called Olayinka.
“I have known him for over six years.   It was Olayinka who came up with the kidnapping idea.   My role was to collect the ransom from the parents of the victim. This is not the first time we have engaged in kidnapping of little children.   In fact, I have engaged in three kidnappings.   The first one was successful while the last two were not.
"I was arrested after the second kidnapping while attempting to cash the ransom at the bank but my friend Olayinka, escaped. I was in Kirikiri for almost a year before I was released. When I returned from prison, I was jobless when Olayinka came and lured me into it again.
“Normally,  Olayinka goes into any church of his choice on Sunday morning, sits like a member inside the church and monitors the activities and movement of worshippers in the church.   When he is certain that he can lure a child out of the church premises unnoticed,  he quickly lures the child with biscuit or toys.  After successfully abducting the victims, he takes them to another big church located very far from the church where the children were kidnapped.
We never killed or sold any child. We only keep the child for a day and ensure we get whatsoever ransom we need to get from the victim’s parents. We ensure that we get the ransom first thing on Monday morning before the child will be seen. He abandons a large envelope addressed to the pastor in the church with a phone number. Once they contact us through the number,   we send  bank details to the parents of the victim.
“The first kidnap operation was in a Redeemed Christian Church in Shomolu area and it was successful.   We were paid N300,000 but Olayinka gave me N70,000 only, as he said we incurred some expenses, that was why he took the larger sum. Unfortunately,  the second operation was unsuccessful as I was arrested, arraigned in court and remanded in prison from June 2013 to January 10 2014.
Honestly,  I didn’t need anyone to tell me to stay away from crime after my release from the prison but I didn’t have a choice.   When I was released, I started squatting with my cousin, Akorede, in Akilo Street close to Lady-Lak area.  That was after I was ejected from the rented apartment where I lived because I was unable to pay the rent. My wife and son had to go live with her parents in Ota.
“This last operation, Olayinka initially, asked the victim’s parents to pay N700,000 but, they said they will pay N250,000.  They later sent N3,000 airtime to Olayinka.   He transferred N1,500 to my line the next day after I confronted him for collecting the ransom behind me. Because I was broke, I transferred N750 to my cousin Akorede, who I was squatting with.
We used an old registered line of mine for the transaction.   It was that line that he used to transfer the air time to my main line.  It was through the transferred airtime that Akorede was arrested,  unknown to me. It was through his sister, Jumoke,  that   I was eventually arrested while I was sharing handbill.   Akorede and his sister Jumoke,  are innocent and know nothing about the kidnap.
“I have a son who is about three years seven months old and I won’t want him to be kidnapped because I know the trauma we subject the families to when we kidnap their children. There was a time when I had to speak with the mother of the child we kidnapped.  I could feel her pain and broken heart from her voice.
My wife doesn’t know that I am into kidnapping business. My mum is late but my father is alive.  He doesn’t care.  I am married and I am a tiler. 
To my wife, I am very sorry to put you through all this shame and disappointment. My family members are all disappointed.   No one has come to see me since I was arrested. 
  Right now, I feel so bad about my actions, but I was so desperate to get out my unpleasant situation,”he stated.

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58 comments:

Davido's driver said...

He should rot in jail

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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Nna they should jail this motherfucker for gud abeg... Is obvious the fool is never going to repent....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Karlsson said...

Thank God U ve been caught

Ubanagum

STERN said...

Stupid man!

Sylvonce said...

Hmmm. Na wa oo. So u have a family and even a learned man, yet u ventured. This time no b one year u go stay, na twenty years. This is a lesson for all. Let's be more vigilant

seyi crown said...

Stupid man..make he jst remain there

Anonymous said...

From churches?

Unknown said...

Weak mind

ary said...

How can a father be cruel to other peiple's kid, makes you wonder what he does to his own kids.

AC£S said...

Unknown said...

He looks so gentle nd responsible,my dad usually say dat wen one can't learn his mistakes,then his a fool forever,hw can u enter prison again for same crime u committed before,stupid

Unknown said...

He looks so gentle nd responsible,my dad usually say dat wen one can't learn his mistakes,then his a fool forever,hw can u enter prison again for same crime u committed before,stupid

Unknown said...

Nawa o

Unknown said...

Nawa o

Unknown said...

Is a pity even in church,well i won't say God is feeble or sleeping cause you morons has be exposing is only yorubas or ibo we do this i know.
#sad indeed#

Unknown said...

Is a pity even in church,well i won't say God is feeble or sleeping cause you morons has be exposing is only yorubas or ibo we do this i know.
#sad indeed#

ola marz said...

Such a pity

ola marz said...

Such a pity

GREATEST HEALTH MIRACLE EVER! said...

What a life! Its shocking what men do for money.

Unknown said...

This time u will die in d prison useless yoruba man.but on a more serious note. D yorubas re into kidnapping nd rituals more than any tripe dis days.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Thank God u ve been caught

Unknown said...

Hope he's jailed for a longer time now.

Unknown said...

Dis serious o

Unknown said...

Human beings are just to desperate for money..........Glory be to God he was caught... Parents should be security alert......and know the movements of their children in church and anywhere they go.....

Anonymous said...

Deserves the full arm of the law

Onomiroro Dono Okeh said...

Of course everyone got reasons for doing what they do. And if committing a crime is the easiest way out, no one will be left alive.
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Unknown said...

Too young for this nonsense. Haba!

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APPLE said...

They released him once and he went back to crime. Once a criminal always a criminal.

Anonymous said...

God help us

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Onomiroro Dono Okeh said...

What an excuse.
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Anonymous said...

God help us

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Anonymous said...

God help us

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Unknown said...

Better stay broke an turn to God, one day God will see ur heart an favor u, ur still broke an in shit now, which is better?

Unknown said...

He should face the court of law

Unknown said...

Smh...apologies accepted ! Go n serve 20 yrs in prison ! Stupid !

Unknown said...

U have no excuse, kirikiri direct pls.....

Mihearty said...

I wonder why Yoruba people love engaging themselves with crime instead of work. They are too lazy for my liking. Good u are caught, face the consequences. Ole

Anonymous said...

He's no more a suspect then

mira cookie said...

Ode!

Unknown said...

Hmmmmm

Unknown said...

Nmmm

Anonymous said...

Mmmm

Unknown said...

Well go inside jail and and enjoy your kdnapping there,asshole!

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Amanda Austins said...

Linda, today is Duncan Mighty's wedding in Port Harcourt. Strictly on IV.

No news or photos from you

Abi you forget?

Heard there is a Carnival in his village, Eligbam, Off Rumuola Road this evening too.

All roads leading to that area are blocked because they are decorating the streets.

Will be there LIVE!

Send somebody to take pictures for you o because I want to appear there

Thank me later

Unknown said...

Rubbish

Anonymous said...

This sort of apologies hurt.. I guess if he will ever change

Unknown said...

Wow! I took my time to read dis story and I was really touched....

I suggest our prison system should adopt a system whereby d prisoners r b train on a partitcular trade or skill so dat when they step out of prison they can live a better life.

All dis people need help!

Unknown said...

See as him be sef.


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Unknown said...

You would rot in jail cos its evident that the crime is in your blood. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

You would rot in jail cos its evident that the crime is in your blood. Linda take note!

Ms bee said...

What has tribe got to do with this? U are just a moron and as senseless as the useless kidnapper..

Unknown said...

Lazy ass wipe....

Unknown said...

Idiot!You steal kids in God's house.God purnish.

Anonymous said...

You were given a second chance to change,but you didn't,just see the kind of story you're keeping for your child.May God have mercy on you.

Anonymous said...

What has this got to do with tribe for God's sake? Don't we have people from other tribes committing worse atrocities. Why can't u just comment objectively without linking it to tribe. You claim yorubas are lazy yet a lot of them are gainfully employed, run legitimate businesses and are employers of labour. If you don't have something meaningful to say, is it not better to seal your lips.

KATO said...

@Royalpriesthood, a thief is a thief and lacks contentment. He said he is a Tiler, isn't that a skill? A theif by accident would've stopped after Jail experience.

Unknown said...

Wicked man & u too have ur own child.

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