A member of a kidnap gang has accused the former governor of Lagos State and current minister of Power, Tunde Fashola, of forcing him into crime. The suspects Paul Ibara, Ifeanyi Obi and Tunde Edu, were recently arrested by the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, SIRT.
While speaking with journalists, Obi said: “I came to Lagos in 2008. I am not educated. I am from a very poor family. After serving my boss for seven years at Ladipo, my boss settled me with his shop and some money. From there, I started doing my own business.
On December 28, 2012 I was at my village and I got news that Gov. Fashola had demolished our shops. When I returned to Lagos, I couldn’t find any of my goods. A few days later, one of my customers introduced me to Mopol man and we became friends. I told him that I wanted to sell my SUV and I needed money to start afresh and that I had lost all my money because I stocked my shop before travelling for Xmas. He introduced me to kidnapping and after our first operation, I was given N700,000 as my share.”…. although it was meant to b N715,000, bt I jst let it slide….