Police Arrest Two kidnappers
While being paraded on Tuesday, the command spokesman, ASP Mahid Abubakar, said the suspect had received a N100,000 transfer as proceed after kidnapping one Jibrin Muhammad from Taraba State.
Abubakar said Aminu was apprehended in Gombe, while Sa’idu was arrested in Kano by a team of the State Criminal Investigation Department upon the launch of an investigation.
Abubakar said, “Detectives attached to squad SCID Gombe while acting on credible information intercepted one Mohammed Aminu of Tudun Wada quarters, Gombe in the process of collecting a ransom of N300,000 after the sum of N100,000 was paid into a Jaiz Bank account number bearing Mohammed Al’amin Muhammad.
“In the course of the investigation, the suspect revealed that himself and one Saidu Salisu alias Soja and Turkani criminally conspired and armed themselves with three AK-47 rifles and kidnapped one Jibrin Muhammad of Bantaje village via Wukari LGA of Taraba State and collected the sum of N4,000,000 as ransom.
“Upon investigation, Salisu Sa’idu was apprehended at Kano State by detectives of the SCID Gombe, and the case is under investigation after which they will be brought to justice.”
Abubakar urged residents of the state to support the command with credible intelligence towards ending crime, stressing that the identity of providers would not be compromised.
KanyiDaily recalls that the police had also arrested two suspected kidnappers believed to be responsible for the killing of two policemen in Jigawa.