Two university Graduate Joins Kidnapping to Make Money, Gets Arrested On Their First Operation (Photos)
Two university graduates allegedly notorious for kidnapping residents within Makurdi metropolis have attributed their criminal actions to their inability to secure gainful employment years after leaving school.
The duo of Magudu Harris, 36, Anyam Terhemen, 34 were on Tuesday paraded alongside another gang member, Paul Keghuur, 27, by the police in Benue State for abducting two women.
Their operation was bursted by security operatives following the attempted kidnap of a lawmaker in Makurdi.
Harris, a 2006 graduate of Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi and the four-man kidnap gang leader, said he took to the crime after things really became too hard for him.
The suspect admitted to the crime at the Police Headquarters in Makurdi, while being paraded with two other members of his gang.
“What the police commissioner has said about me was the truth. I have kidnapped two people. I took to the crime when things became really hard for me because I haven’t been able to secure a job since leaving school. Things became worst after I got married and now I have two kids,” Harris said.
In the same vein, Terhemen, a 2011 Psychology graduate of the Benue State University in Makurdi who owns the Golf car which the gang used for the kidnapping, though claimed he was yet to get job, however blamed his bad behaviour on the devil.
“it is the work of the devil otherwise my family provides everything for me. I had served the mandatory youth corps in Imo State and took to carpentry since I couldn’t find a job.”
They will be charged to court after investigation.