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Bauchi Police apprehend 3 suspects for alleged kidnapping attempt

Adamu reported that on March 4, at approximately 2030 hrs, an unidentified individual contacted him via phone, demanding a ransom of N5 million under threat of kidnapping either him or his family members.

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Bauchi Police apprehend 3 suspects for alleged kidnapping attempt

Police authorities in Bauchi State have apprehended three individuals suspected of involvement in criminal conspiracy, threat to life, criminal intimidation, and an attempted kidnapping.

SP Ahmed Wakil, the spokesperson of the Bauchi State Police Command, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Bauchi.

According to Wakil, the arrest follows a complaint lodged by one Yahaya Adamu of Badakoshi village, Bauchi LGA, to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) within the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command.

Adamu reported that on March 4, at approximately 2030 hrs, an unidentified individual contacted him via phone, demanding a ransom of N5 million under threat of kidnapping either him or his family members.

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“The caller, utilising a Point of Sale (POS) business account, later forwarded their account details to Adamu, emphasizing their knowledge of his assets and family members. They threatened further harm if Adamu failed to comply with their demands”.

“Upon receiving the intelligence, Commissioner of Police Mr. Auwal Musa instructed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to discreetly probe the matter. Using modern technology, the investigation led to the arrest of the suspects: Haro Adamu (35), Aliyu Saidu (40), and Musa Umaru (35) from Birnin Kudu town in Jigawa State”.

The suspects were apprehended in Birnin Kudu town, Jigawa State, and Kaltunga via Plateau State. Following interrogation, the suspects purportedly confessed to their involvement in the attempted kidnapping and will face prosecution in court.

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