Police nabs notorious kidnappers

Posted by News Express | 18 August 2016 | 2,358 times

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A notorious kidnap-for-ransom gang that has been linked to kidnapping and violent crimes along  Kaduna-Abuja and its environs has been arrested “after coordinated and painstaking investigation by the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the IGP’s monitoring unit,” the Nigeria Police Headquarters announced.

“These dare devil gangsters were responsible for the kidnap of Hon Sani Bello, a current member the House of Representatives, on 2nd August 2016 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,” Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don N. Awunah, said.
Continuing, Awunah said in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja: “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 led operatives to a location in the nearby village (Kawu village) where he buried part of the ransom money.  The sum of two hundred and fifty thousand naira only (N250,000.00) 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 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 sundry and avail the Police credible information and assistance.”
•Photo shows the arrested notorious kidnappers, R-L; the one in green is Haruna Adamu, the gang leader, the one in Blue is Shuaibu Adamu and the one in yellow is Abubakar Saidu.

Source: News Express

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