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Kano police arrest suspect who offered N1m to secure kidnapper’s release

On 16th December 2022 at about 1400hrs, one Alhaji Bamuwa Umaru, ‘m’, 62 years old, of Shika town, Sabon Gari LGA Kaduna State approached the Officer in Charge of Anti-Kidnapping Squad, State Criminal Investigation Department, Kano State Command, SP Aliyu Mohammed and offered him the sum of One Million Naira (N1,000,000:00) as bribe secure the release of one Yusuf Ibrahim, ‘m’, 27 years old, of Danjibga Village, Tsafe LGA, Zamfara State, a suspected kidnapper arrested at Rijiyar Zaki Motor Park Kano.

Yusuf Ibrahim was arrested by a team of Operation Restore Peace led by CSP Usman Abdullahi, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Rijiyar Zaki Division Kano after he was identified by a driver they kidnapped along Funtuwa-Gusau Road, and collected the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000:00) as ransom before his release.

On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to the crime and further confessed to having participated in a series of kidnappings at Sheme, Yankara, faskari and Kucheri Villages in Katsina and Zamfara States respectively.

He further confessed that their syndicate members killed about Ten (10) of their kidnapped victims, and he alone killed Two (2) of the victims. Suspects will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.

The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mamman Dauda, psc(+) appreciates the good people of the Kano State, other Security Agencies, the Media, Vigilante Groups and the Command’s Community Policing Stakeholders for their prayers, support, encouragement and cooperation.

SP ABDULLAHI HARUNA KIYAWA, ANIPR,

POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,

FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KANO STATE COMMAND.

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