Boston: Man Sentenced For Quincy Kidnapping

A Taunton man was sentenced to 17 years in prison for kidnapping a Quincy man and two children.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that 20-year-old Malik Bangura was sentenced on Wednesday after pleading guilty to kidnapping.

Banguara’s arrest stems from an incident that took place on Oct. 8, 2016 when a 30-year-old Quincy man was kidnapped from the driveway of his home after being struck in the head with a revolver as he got out of his truck.

The victim was then taken to a sedan, where two masked perpetrators, later identified as Bangura and 23-year-old Diego Pires of Brockton drove the victim’s truck, with two children strapped into their car seats, to a secluded location where they unloaded approximately 30 pounds of marijuana and $20,000 from the victim’s truck, into the sedan.

The victim was held at gunpoint in the sedan as they drove from Quincy to Brockton and called the victim’s wife demanding $100,000. 

Police officers recognized the vehicle from another case and began following it at which time the suspects attempted to flee, but ultimately abandoned the sedan in a Brockton driveway. 

The victim was able to escape and lead officers to the truck where the children were found unharmed.

One of the suspects 23-year-old Yesenia Diaz of Brockton was arrested after she was found standing near the sedan. She plead guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

Another suspect, 26-year-old Sedrick Oliveira of Stoughton, was arrested a few days later and pleaded not guilty to kidnapping.

Pires was a fugitive before he was found and arrested. He has also pleaded not guilty.


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About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.