An alleged hijacker got more than he bargained for when he mistakenly boarded a commercial vehicle owned by one of his victims in Sokoto state.
According to Daily confidence, the victim, a driver, was kidnapped along Kankara in Katsina state when he was returning from Kano about two months ago.
He reportedly spent three weeks in captivity and was released after paying an undisclosed amount of money as a ransom.
The newspaper quoted a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) as saying that the suspect was nevertheless recognized by the victim when he boarded his vehicle on the way to Kano state.
“The driver quickly identified it because the incident happened not long ago, ”the NURTW official said.
“After identifying him, he alerted our leaders who in turn reported to the nearest police post.“
The NURTW leaders reportedly asked the driver to head towards the Kwannawa Auto Park in the Dange-Shuni local government area of the state, where the car was blocked by police.
Police were said to have arrested the suspect and rushed him to his station.
When questioned, the suspect confessed that he belongs to a gang of kidnappers.
Since then, he has been transferred to the state police command headquarters for investigation.