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Cripple Turned Kidnapper Arrested By Police While Picking Up Ransom

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A cripple turned kidnapper has been arrested by Police operatives attached to Katsina State Command for attempted kidnapping for ransom.

The suspect was arrested while trying to pick up ransom dropped for him.

SP Isah Gambo, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen

He said, “The Katsina Police Command have succeeded in arresting a person with a special need who turned himself into a kidnapper and demanded for a ransom of N2 million.

“It may interest you to know that this gentleman here, Buhari Haruna is 22 years and from Kankia LGA of Katsina State.

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“On 20 August, he sent a threat message to one Hamisu Salisu, who is also from Kankia LGA and demanded for the ransom N2 million or risk being kidnapped.

“In the course of investigation, the victim reported to the Kankia Police Division where preliminary investigation led to the arrest of this suspect.

Cripple Turned Kidnapper Arrested By Police

 

Cripple Turned Kidnapper
Cripple Turned Kidnapper Arrested By Police

“The fact of this case was that the police advised the victim to comply with the instructions of the suspect and he made mention of a place where the N2 million ransom was to be taken to him.

“We planned and successfully took the money to the location and after we dropped the money with our men hanging around the area, fortunately enough we saw this gentleman crawling and he went and took the ran some money. Then our men rounded him up and he was arrested,” SP. Isah Gambo said.

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In the course of interrogation, Buhari confessed to the crime though he claimed that it was only his first time.

SP Gambo, however, said that this would make the third time a cripple would be involved in the case of kidnapping and banditry related offence.

SP Gambo, while addressing pressmen at the police command, advised family of kidnapped victims to thread with caution and avoid panicking and rushing to pay ransom as criminals are now taking advantage of the prevalent security challenges in the state to extort people of their hard earned money.

Cripple Turned Kidnapper Arrested By Police

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