The Periscope reporter
Adamawa state police command has arrested three suspected kidnapper kingpins specialised in extortion by threatening the public to either pay specified amount of money or risk kidnapping.
The press release Saturday, issued by the Adamawa Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sulaiman Yahaya Nguroje, revealed that the three suspected; two male and a female whose names were given as Suleiman Adamu 34 years old, a resident of No .18 Alkali Street Demsawo, Yola North, Adamawa state, Abdullahi Ayuba 36, a resident of Ghana Crescent Bekaji, Yola North Adamawa state and Zainab Ahondu 50 years old, said to be living behind CBN, Jalingo,Taraba state, were apprehended on Saturday, March 27, 2021 for the alleged threatening and extorting innocent citizens.
According to the PPRO, the suspects “were apprehended at their various hideouts at Vonokilang ward and Doubeli ward in Girei and Yola North local government Areas of Adamawa state following report received and intense search by the Police Detectives attached to State Intelligence Bureau SIB.
“Investigations so far revealed that the suspects always extort their victims upon text messages threatening to kidnap them if certain amount is not paid.
“The Commissioner Police, Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, while commending OC SIB and his men for making it difficult for those criminals to escape arrest, equally directs further investigations into the case to bring up more human and material evidences for proper prosecution.
“Meanwhile, as part of efforts at tackling criminal activities and other related offences, the CP, working in concert to deepen intelligence and strengthen security in the state, directed the anti kidnapping unit of the command to go after these criminals everywhere within the state.
“The CP equally calls on the citizens to always report any suspicious movement around their neighborhoods to police”.