Police recover N1.3m from suspected kidnappers in Abuja

June 13, 2021
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The FCT Police Command has recovered N1.3 million from five suspected kidnappers arrested by operatives from the command in Abuja.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the FCT, ASP Mariam Yusuf, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

She disclosed that the recovered money was paid as ransom to the suspects, adding that three mobile phones, charms three wrist watches and two caps were also recovered.

Yusuf noted that the suspects, terrorising Tungan-maje, Bwari and Kwali-Kuje axis of Abuja were arrested by operatives from the Command’s Anti Kidnapping Squad during an intelligence led operation.

The suspects confessed after interrogation confessed to belonging to a notorious syndicate of kidnappers involved in the recent abductions along Bwari-Byzahin, Kuje-Kwali axis and Niger State during police investigation.

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Yusuf said that two suspects were also arrested over link to a kidnapping operatiion on Tunga-maje axis, NAN reports.

The PPRO added that the suspects would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.

She urged residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, the command on 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.

Yusuf added that the conduct of Police Officers could also be reported to the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) on 09022222352.

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