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Abuja-Kaduna highway kidnap gang arrested

18 August 2016, 20:11

Abuja - The Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Inspector General of Police’s (IGP’s) monitoring unit has arrested a kidnap gang operating along the Kaduna-Abuja highway and its environs.

The said gangsters are allegedly responsible for the kidnapping of Sani Bello, a current member the House of Representatives, earlier this month.

He was abducted in his farm.

The suspects were trailed and rounded up at Ungwan Kawu village in Dan Dumi Local Government Area.

Don Awunah, Force Public Relations Officer, said the arrest of the suspect followed coordinated and painstaking investigation by the officers.

He said during interrogation, the suspects voluntarily confessed to the commission of the offence and also admitted to the various roles individually and collectively played in their criminal enterprise.

One of the suspects, Shaibu Adamu, reportedly led operatives to a location in the nearby Kawu village where he buried part of the ransom money.

The sum of N250 000 was recovered.

Awunah said the suspects were 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.

IGP Ibrahim Idris meanwhile reassured Nigerians the force would not relent its commitment and determination to rid the country of criminals.

“However, members of the public must see law enforcement as a collective responsibility of all sundry and avail the Police credible information and assistance.”

– CAJ News

- CAJ News


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