Crime & Society

FCT Police Nab Attackers of Abuja Lawyer, Other Kidnappers


By Agbenu Oyale, Abuja

The FCT Police Command has arrested eight suspected kidnappers on Shengwu-Tunga Maje, Gwagwalada, Kabusa Village and Durumi axis.

Amongst the suspects are, Yakubu Ahmadu 30years, Ibrahim Mallam Musa 25years and Bello Haruna 30 years all male and  members of the syndicate linked to the kidnap attempt on the Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association Gwagwalada Branch Barr. David Aigbefoh.
The suspects were arrested during a coordinated intelligence operation on Thursday 8th April,2021 by Police operatives from the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad at Shengwu Mountain on the border of the FCT and Niger State. The suspects have provided useful information on the activities of their syndicate.

Also arrested are members of other kidnap syndicates operating along Gwagwalada and Kabusa Village axis. The suspects are: Ibrahim Haruna 24years, Sylvester Obeyi 24years, Peter Odo Junior and Raymond Musa 26years all male. They were identified by their victims and confessed to terrorizing these areas.

In another development, Nwite Jideofor ‘m’ 21years was arrested for staging his own kidnap along Durumi axis. The suspect confessed to conniving with his ‘abductors’ to defraud his sister of the sum of Five-million-naira (N5,000,000) which he demanded as ransom.  

Exhibits recovered from all the suspects are: three (3) dane guns, seven (7) cutlasses, one (1) black coloured Honda Accord, four (4) mobile phones and other items. Effort is underway to arrest other members of the syndicates at large .

All the suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.

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