An alleged kidnapper has been arrested after he mistakenly boarded a commercial vehicle owned by one of his victims in Sokoto state.
According to Daily Trust, the victim who is a driver was kidnapped along Kankara in Katsina state while returning from Kano about two months ago.
The man spent three weeks in captivity and was released after paying an unnamed amount of money as ransom.
However, the kidnapper got more than he bargained for after he was recognized by the victim when he boarded his vehicle on his way to Kano state.
“The driver was quick to identify him because the incident happened not too long ago.
After identifying him, he alerted our leaders who in turned informed the nearest police outpost.” a member of the National Union of Road Transport Worker (NURTW) revealed.
It was gathered that the leaders of the NURTW asked the driver to move towards Kwannawa motor park in Dange-Shuni local government area of the state, where the car was blocked by police.
The kidnapper was arrested and whisked away to their station.
Upon being interrogated, the suspect reportedly confessed that he belongs to a gang of kidnappers.
He has since been transferred to the state police command headquarters for investigation.