A kidnapping suspect claims he learned the act from watching movies in which actor Zubby Michael featured in.
Ayobamidele Ayodele made the claim after being arrested in Ogun state for kidnapping Ebube Eze, a six-year-old boy. After the minor’s father petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, he was apprehended by the Force Intelligence Response Team led by Tunji Disu.
According to Vanguard, the victim was kidnapped from Remson Group of Schools in Lagos’ Ojo Alaba area and held hostage for four days until a ransom of N550,000 was paid for his release.
Confessing to the crime, Ayodele said;
“Zubby Michael is my favourite 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.”
Claiming that he was raised well, the suspect further said that he “trained himself by watching Zubby Michael”.
“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.”