Seven Suspected Kidnappers Arrested In FCT, N9m Recovered 


OPERATIVES of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have arrested seven notorious kidnappers in Abuja, recovering Nine Million Naira (N9,000,000.00) ransom in the process. 

The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igweh, while parading the suspects at the Command headquarters on Wednesday, said the wanted kidnappers were arrested by operatives of the Utako Police Division led by CSP Victor Godfrey in a coordinated operation at Tudun–Wada Lugbe and Pyakasa area of Trademore.

He gave the names of the arrested kidnappers as Usman Muazu from Kwali, FCT, Aliyu Mohammed, from Pumpomare area of Borno State, Awwal Dahiru, who hails from Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT, Rabi Sani from Safana, Katsina State and Madina Abubakar from Gulu, Lapai Local Government Area of Niger state.

Others are Jonah Elimelech from Kauru, Kaduna State, Saminu Idris, also from Kauru, Kaduna State and Mariji Iliya from Mangu, Plateau State.

According to him, the suspects were linked to high-profile kidnapping cases in FCT and its environs, saying all the suspects have confessed to their crimes and are giving useful information to aid the arrest of other gang members.

He said other exhibits recovered from the suspects included knives, cutlasses, bulletproof vests and charms.

CP Igweh further disclosed that 79 suspects were also arrested during raids on various black spots by the police operatives from Trademore, Galadimawa, Maitama and Gwagwalada in the FCT.

He, however, said the raid was part of the Command’s efforts to rid FCT of crimes, as its operatives raided uncompleted buildings and also recovered substances suspected to be Indian hemp and some illicit drugs from the suspects.

“And we speak, the suspects who have been profiled and are in custody undergoing interrogation at respective divisions, while those found wanting will be charged in court,” he said.


Eighteen-Eleven Media 

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