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Katsina: Police foil kidnap attempt, arrest suspect while awaiting ransom from victim

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The Police in Katsina State have succeeded in foiling an attempt to kidnap one Shafi’u Mohammed of Kililin Quarters in Malumfashi LGA by one Saifullahi Usman of
Unguwar Amare Quarters in the same community.

The 32 year-old 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.

However, 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.”