The command in Taraba on Friday arrested 22 year old Abdul Umar, a 100 level student of Computer Science at the Adamawa State University for kidnapping a 10 year old girl, miss Amina Umar, who happened to be his biological sister.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state Mr David Misal, paraded the suspect alongside two of his accomplices, Sadiq Sani 21 and Abdullahi Habib 27, whom he had hired to carry out the act.
The Command also paraded 19 other kidnappers and armed robbers who were allegedly responsible for kidnapping nd arm robbery in Gassol, Bali and other parts of Taraba
“The mastermind Umar criminally conspired with other suspects and lured the innocent girl into a Blue Honda Hennessy car with registration no MKF 67JK Kaduna, and took her to Dove Hotel Mayo Dassa, where she was held captive.
“The suspects contacted the family and demanded for a ransom of N10 million the kidnappers later accepted to collect the sum of N4 million and while in the process of collecting the ransom at Wuro-Sambe, the outskirts of Jalingo, they were tracked and promptly arrested while the victim was rescued,” he said.
Misal said Commissioner of Police, Taraba Command, Alhaji Alkassim Sanusi, wished to reiterate the unwavering commitment of officers and men in fighting all forms of violent crimes.
Meanwhile, the key suspect Umar told newsmen that his purpose of staging the kidnap of his sister was to make his father cough out N10 million so that he could travel abroad.