Sixteen suspects, including two alleged kidnappers, were on Monday paraded by the Katsina State Police Command.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, told newsmen that the two alleged kidnappers are Usman Abubakar, 22, and Yusufa Ibrahim, 30, who were apprehended on 9th February, 2022, following phone calls they made to one Abdulbasiru Salisu of Shema village, in the Dutsinma Local Government Area of the state.
The PPRO explained that the suspects were alleged to have threatened Salisu to deposit N250,000 into a bank account number or risk being kidnapped.
He added that the suspects were later traced and apprehended.
According to the PPRO, “They (suspects) confessed to the crime and other similar offences. Investigation is ongoing.”
He further explained that the six other suspects alleged to have been arrested with items suspected to be weed were also among those paraded.
Isah also explained that four members of a syndicate of burglars, alleged to be terrorising Katsina and its environs and three others described as brigands were paraded.
He assured that all the suspects would be arraigned as soon as investigation is complete.