July 20, 2024

July 20, 2024

Police Arrest Three For Alleged Attempt To Kidnap

Police in Bauchi State have arrested three suspects for alleged criminal conspiracy, threat to life, criminal intimidation, and attempted kidnapping.

SP Ahmed Wakil, spokesperson of the Command, stated this in a statement on Sunday in Bauchi.

He mentioned that the command, in its fight against kidnapping and other heinous crimes, continued to yield positive results.

“On the 7th day of March 2024 at about 1400hrs, one Yahaya Adamu, of Badakoshi village Bauchi LGA, complained to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) domiciled in the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command.

The complainant reported that on March 4, at about 2030 hrs, an anonymous individual called him and introduced himself.

“He threatened him to produce the sum of N5 million.”

According to the police, the caller threatened to mobilize his gang to kidnap either Yahaya specifically, or his family members.

A few days later, the suspected kidnappers sent him their account details, using a Point of Sale (POS) business account to request the amount, Wakil said.

“The suspected kidnappers emphasized that they knew all his assets and family members and to prove it, they started mentioning their names one after the other, further threatening that if the complainant resisted depositing the demanded amount, he would be at risk.”

According to him, upon receiving the intelligence, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Auwal Musa, directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to discreetly investigate the circumstances surrounding the report.

“The investigation was conducted using modern technology and resulted in the arrest of the suspects, Haro Adamu, 35; Aliyu Saidu, 40; and Musa Umaru, 35, of Birnin Kudu town in Jigawa.

“The suspects were arrested in Birnin Kudu town in Jigawa State and Kaltunga via Plateau State,” he said.

The spokesperson explained that an interrogation was conducted with the suspects who allegedly voluntarily confessed to the criminal act.

He added that they would be charged to court for prosecution.

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