Ayobamidele Ayodele, a kidnap suspect apprehended in Ogun State, revealed that he learned how to kidnap by watching Zubby Michael’s movies.
After the victim’s father made a plea to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, Ayodele was arrested for abducting Ebube Eze, a six-year-old kid.
The Force Intelligence Response Team, led by Tunji Disu, apprehended the 23-year-old.
The child was kidnapped from Remson Group of Schools in Lagos’ Ojo Alaba neighborhood and held captive for four days until a ransom of N550,000 was paid for his release, according to Vanguard.
During questioning, the suspect admitted that he learned kidnapping techniques from watching Nollywood films.
He said “Zubby Michael is my favorite 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.”
The suspect revealed that he used the tactics he learnt to kidnap the child in November 16, 2021.
Apologising for his crimes, he said, “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.”