A member of a notorious kidnap gang, Sunday Clark, who plotted the abduction of a businessman, Mr. Adewale Kazeem, has been arrested by operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad attached to the Rivers State Police Command.
Clark told newsmen he acted as an informant to the gang to kidnap a businessman, Kazeem, a resident of Rukpokwu in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The suspect, who is a professional welder, had earlier in December 2017, gone to Adewale’s house on invitation to carry out a welding job for him.
But unknown to Adewale, the man he hired to do a job for him in his house had gone to inform his fellow kidnappers on how they could abduct him.
Clark, who is among the five members of the gang in police net, told newsmen that he brought one of the leading members of the gang to the place where Adewale was residing and pointed at the house.
He stated that though he did not follow members of the gang to the house of their victim on the day of abduction, he was only given N40,000 after ransom was paid.
“I did not join them the day they operated at the man’s (Adewale) house, but they only gave me N40,000 after they collected ransom from the man.
“I know the man (victim) and his house because he gave me a welding job to do in his house. I was still on the job when I brought in Tony (Tony Raphael, one of the kidnappers) and pointed to the house.
“Although Mr. Adewale paid me my money after doing the job for him, it was the devil that pushed me to plan with my gang to kidnap him. I beg for forgiveness,” the 36-year-old Clark said.