Suspected member of Boko Haram who allegedly fled Maiduguri, the Borno State capital after he was declared wanted in his community has been arrested in Ogun State.
The 22 year old who identified himself as Muktah Umar was yesterday paraded by the Ogun State Police Commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali alongside other suspects.
The Commissioner said he was arrested in the cattle market popularly called Kara in Ifo local government area of the state.
Umar was paraded alongside five suspected kidnappers at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Magbon, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Ali said the suspect allegedly fled the terrorist den about three years ago after the heat by the joint military task force.
He was said to have sneaked out of Maiduguri and relocated to Isheri in Lagos State before his final relocation to Kara where he was later caught.
The Commissioner said the arrest was made possible following a tip off by members of the public on the possible link with the dreaded group.
Speaking with journalists, the suspect denied membership of the sect but admitted that he has a friend named Mustapha who was a member of the group.
He said Mustapha took to his heels after he was declared wanted in Maiduguri and that when authorities can’t find Mustapaha, he (Umar) was wrongly declared wanted.
Umar who spoke in Hausa language said he informed his father that he has been declared wanted and that the father advised him to confess if truly he was a member of the sect.
He said he told his father that he is not a member and that his father advises him to relocate from Maiduguri for some time until the matter dies down.
The suspect disclosed that he has relocated to Kara community over three years ago before his arrest insisting that he was not a member of the dreaded sect.
Meanwhile, the leader of the kidnapping gang Mahama Godwin confessed that they were into bunkering business and that they ventured into kidnapping after a while.
Mahama who confessed to have made so much money from three kidnapping outings said they were on their way to kidnap a foreigner in Sagamu before the police stopped and arrested them.
Mahama said as at time of the arrest, an old man was in their possession at their hideout adding that the group has made about N14 million Naira from the kidnapping business.


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