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No Regret 'I made a lot of money from kidnapping' - Suspect

A notorious kidnapping kingpin has confessed to the police that he does not regret his life of crime because he made a lot of money from it.

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The rich criminal, Joseph Omoni play

The rich criminal, Joseph Omoni


A suspected kidnapping kingpin who was arrested in connection with the abduction of Secretary of the Isheri North Estate Residents Association, Lagos State, Dayo Adekoya, as well as students and staff of the Nigerian Turkish School recently, says he does not regret his actions.

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Joseph Omoni, the 38-year-old suspect who was arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), arrested in one of his houses in the Ogijo area of Ogun State, says he is rather happy with his criminal activities because he made a lot of money from it and built houses from the proceeds.

Omoni who confessed that he was also part of the kidnap gang that killed a female journalist, Aisha Ali-Balogun in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, added that he has been able to take care of his family and even if he is killed, they will not suffer.

Hear him:

“Well, I cannot say that I regret everything because I was able to build houses with the money I got from the Nigerian Turkish school and other kidnappings I was involved in.

I bought tiles, windows, and other accessories to complete my house at Century village, in Ogijo community.

I made good money from it and took care of my family and I know they will not suffer even if I die.

I got N250,000 from the ransom of the Isheri North estate secretary kidnap because the sum paid was too small, but for the Nigerian Turkish International College, I got N2 million.

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I was also involved in the kidnap at Ikorodu road where the TV presenter was killed. We didn’t know her until we read in the papers that she was a TV presenter. I got about N1 million from the ransom.

I cannot say what really happened during the Isheri North kidnap, but we exchanged fire while escaping and later we read in the papers that three security men were killed."

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