Police operatives attached to Tudun-Wada Division arrested three suspects for conspiracy and kidnapping.
The suspects were identified as Danjuma Mohammed aged 22yrs, Mohammed Yasin aged 20yrs(c) Mohammed Usman age 25yrs, all ‘m’ of Barkin Saleh, Minna.
An incident of suspected kidnapping was reported at Tudun-Wada Division that a 9yrs old boy was suspected to have been abducted by unknown persons from a school premises along Shiroro road, Minna.
The parents were contacted to pay a ransom of N500,000 by an unknown caller, but the boy was later found around Lamgbeji area of Barkin-Saleh after he escaped from the abductor while the case was under investigation.
Similarly, another incident of kidnapping of a 9yrs old boy from David Mark road, Minna by unknown person(s) was also reported at the same division and the parents were equally contacted for a ransom of N45million.
The parents were made to pay a sum of N300,000 as agreed ransom through an account number sent to them before the victim was released on 13/06/2021.
During the painstaking investigation, the Police operatives swung into action and arrested Danjuma Mohammed at Barkin-Saleh who also led the Police to the principal suspects; Mohammed Yasin and Mohammed Usman.
Mohammed Yasin, during interrogation confessed to the crime and narrated that he perpetrated the act with Mohammed Usman and one Almajiri who is presently at large.
The Almajiri was used to open a bank account with fake details where the ransom was paid and Danjuma acted as informant.
The following exhibits were recovered from the suspects, while effort to arrest the other accomplice is ongoing. A sum of N230,000,Two ATM cards, One MTN sim card, Two identity cards, Two AEDC utility bill-Eight passport photographs, Two postcard photographs, One Military camouflage face cap, One Tecno handset, Two cutlass covers, One axe-One saw, One sword, Four knives,One iron rod, Three calabash and Assorted charms.
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