FCT Police arrest eight suspected kidnappers
The Federal Capital Authority, (FCT), Police Command has arrested eight suspected kidnappers believed to be members of the syndicate linked to the kidnap attempt on the Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Gwagwalada Branch, Barrister David Aigbefoh.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, on Monday by the Spokesperson of the Command ASP Yusuf Mariam.
According to the statement, the suspects were picked up along the Shengwu-Tunga Maje, Gwagwalada, Kabusa Village and Durumi axis during a coordinated intelligence operation last week Thursday by the operatives from the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad.
“Amongst the suspects are: one Yakubu Ahmadu 30years, Ibrahim Mallam Musa 25years and Bello Haruna 30years all-male,” she said.
She explained that the suspects have provided useful information on the activities of their syndicate.
She added that in a related development, the Unit arrested members of other kidnap syndicates operating along the Gwagwalada and Kabusa Village axis.
According to her, “the suspects are, one Ibrahim Haruna 24years, Sylvester Obeyi 24years, Peter Odo Junior and Raymond Musa 26years all male.
She disclosed that the suspects were identified by their victims and confessed to terrorising the areas in the recent past.
The PPRO further added that In another development, one Nwite Jideofor ‘m’ 21years was arrested for staging his own kidnap along the Durumi axis.
She explained that the suspect confessed to conniving his ‘abductors’ to defraud his sister of the sum of N5 million which he demanded as ransom.
According to her, exhibits recovered from all the suspects are three dane guns, seven cutlasses, one black coloured Honda Accord, four mobile phones and other items.
She said that concerted efforts were being made to arrest other members of the syndicates now at large.
While assuring that all the suspects would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation she urged residents particularly parents and guardians to prevail upon their wards to desist from engaging in any form of criminality.