FCT Police arrest kidnappers who killed residents after collecting N12m ransom

Thursday, July 4, 2024 -The Federal Capital Territory, FCT police command says its operatives attached to the Utako division have arrested some suspected kidnappers in the Gwagwa and Dei-Dei areas of the territory.

A statement issued on Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Josephine Adeh said the operation took place between June 30 and July 3, 2024, while acting on credible intelligence.

The PPRO identified the suspects as one Umar Abdullahi, a.k.a. Auta, Likita Abubakar, Salisu Sani, Sabiu Mohammed, and Aliyu Suleiman.

According to her, the suspects were arrested in connection with a kidnapping incident that occurred in Gwagwa on June 12, 2024.

During the incident, the assailants killed at least two residents and subsequently collected 12 million naira as ransom from the victim’s family.

She revealed that the suspects were also responsible for several kidnappings and other heinous criminal activities in the Capital Territory.

“Four AK-47 rifles, a Dane gun, two magazines, and eight unexpended live ammunition were recovered from the suspects, as they have all confessed to the crime.

“While the Investigation is still ongoing, the commissioner of police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, reaffirms the command’s steadfast commitment to ensuring the security and safety of residents”, the statement added.

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