Three suspected kidnappers of a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Bello have been arrested by the intelligence response team, IRT, of the Inspector General of Police, IGP’s monitoring unit.
This is even as the suspects have admitted collecting the sum of N10million as ransom from the lawmaker.
Parading the suspects at the Force headquarters, Abuja, Force PRO, DCP Don. N. Awunah said the trio were arrested after a coordinated and painstaking investigation.
DCP Awunah said the suspects are a notorious kidnap for ransom gang that has been linked to kidnapping and violent crimes along Kaduna-Abuja and its environs.
He said, “The suspects, Haruna Adamu ‘M’ 25 yrs Gang Leader, Shaibu Adamu ‘M’ 18 yrs and Abubakar Saidu”M’ 30 yrs kidnapped the lawmaker on August 2 in his farm along Kaduna –Abuja road. Also, the Kidnap of other persons were traced to them. The suspects were trailed and rounded up at Ungwan Kawu village in Dan Dumi L.G.A in Katsina State.
“During interrogation, the suspects voluntarily confessed to the commission of the offence and also admitted to the various roles played individually and collectively, in their criminal enterprise.
“One of the suspects, Shaibu Adamu led operatives to a location in the nearby village (Kawu village) where he buried part of the ransom money. The sum of N250,000.00 only in a polythene bag was recovered and marked as exhibit.
“The arrested suspects are assisting the Police to apprehend other fleeing members of the gang. The suspects will soon be arraigned in court for justice to take its course.
“The Ag Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim k. Idris wishes to reassure Nigerians that the Police will not relent on its commitment and determination to ensure that criminals and their collaborators have their day in court to face the wrath of the law. However, members of the public must see law enforcement as a collective responsibility of all and sundry and avail the Police credible information and assistance.

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