Police arrest suspected kidnappers of NASS member
The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday said it had arrested three suspected kidnappers responsible for the kidnap of Rep. Sani Bello on August 2 in his farm along Kaduna-Abuja road.
The suspects are: Haruna Adamu, 25, leader, Shaibu Adamu, 18 and Abubakar Saidu, 30.
The Force Spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (DCP) Don Awunah, who presented the suspects to newsmen, assured that the police would arrest three others who were at large.
“These dare gangsters who were responsible for the kidnap of Mr Sani Bello, a current member of the House of Representatives,“he said.
Awunah said the arrest followed a coordinated and painstaking investigation by the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the IG’s monitoring unit.
He explained that the suspects were trailed and rounded up at Ungwan Kawu village in Dandume Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The spokesman said that during interrogation, they voluntarily confessed to the commission of the offence and roles they played individually.
The spokesman said items recovered from them included N250, 000 and a Gionee cell phone used for their nefarious activities.
He said that one of the suspects, Shuaibu, led operatives to a nearby location in the village where he buried N250, 000 part of the ransom money tucked in a polythene bag.
“The suspects are assisting the police to apprehend other fleeing members of the gang,“he said.
Awunah said that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, had reassured Nigerians that the police would not relent in its efforts to arrest and prosecute criminals in the country.
He advised members of the public to avail the police with credible information and assistance as law enforcement was a collective responsibility.
Speaking in Hausa, the leader of the gang, Haruna said that they got a total of N10 million which they shared with their sponsors.
Awunah said that the suspects would soon be charged to court .