Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the operatives of the Adamawa State Police Command.
They were arrested for the murder of a businessman in Mubi North Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, said the suspects, Mohammed Bello and Abubakar Mallam, killed one Alhaji Ahmadu Mohammed and abducted his wife.
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According to the PPRO, the suspect released the victim after collecting N2.5m ransom.
“Further to the Command’s renewed commitment to enhance proactive strategies, on 23/04/2023, the command disconnected a criminal syndicate of five in Mubi North and South local government areas,” the statement read.
“The operation which was carried out by the command operatives attached to Divisional Police Headquarters, Mubi North and some hunters yielded positive result as the master planners of kidnapping activities in those areas were arrested
“The outcome of these successes follows a report received that one Aisha Ahmadu, 28 years old was kidnapped and her husband Alhaji Ahmadu Mohammed was shot and killed in the process on the 3/04/2023 at Digil Village, Mubi North Local Government Area.
“The Command upon receiving the report designed an Intelligence-led driven strategy and apprehended the suspects; Mohammed Bello, 22years, a resident of Jere -Gada Village, Mubi North LGA and Abubakar Mallam,26 years, a resident of Dibis, Mubi North LGA
“The suspects conspired, organized and whisked away the victim after killing her husband for three days and three nights. Until a ransom of Two Million five Hundred thousand Naira was demanded and received before releasing the victim.
“On the strength of that, the Commissioner of police, CP Afolabi Babatola, while commending DPO Mubi North and his men for disconnecting the crime network and gallantry performance displayed, directed them to sustain the tempo as a strategy for checkmating crimes and criminals in the state
“The CP directed the Command OC Crack Squad to augment the strength of DPO Mubi North.”