Operatives of the Katsina State Police Command have succeeded in foiling a kidnap attempt by 32 year-old, Saifullahi Usman to abduct one Shafi’u Mohammed in Malumfashi LGA of the state.
The state police spokesman, SP Isah Gambo, who made this known said the suspect in a phone conversation with the victim threatened to kill him or any of his relations if he fails to pay a ransom of fifty thousand naira.
SP Isah said “luck ran out of the suspect when he called the phone number of the victim, hiding his phone number to take the ransom to a location.
”Shafiu notified the police of the development and a team of police detectives were dispatched to the given location where the suspect was eventually apprehended while going to pick up the ransom money.”
In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to the commission of the offence.
Similarly, another suspected kidnapper was arrested by police operatives in the state while trying to extort money from his targeted victim.
In the words of the spokesman of the Police command: “The Command succeeded in arresting one suspected kidnapper, Muhammed Ibrahim, ‘M’, aged 30yrs of Kagara village, Kafur LGA of Katsina state.
“The victim one Bello Umar, ‘M’, of Mahuta village also in Kafur LGA of Katsina state reported at Kafur Division that he received a handwritten letter, threatening him to pay the sum of one hundred thousand naira (N100,000:00K) or risked being kidnapped or killed.
“In the course of investigation, suspect was traced and arrested. He confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing.”
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