The Federal Capital Terri Police Command said it has arrested a 19-year-old Abdul Alhassan and four other youths for kidnapping in the Tunga-Maje, Kwali and Kuje areas of the FCT.
According to the police spokesperson in the FCT, Maryam Yusuf, Alhassan and Lawal Abdullahi, 25, were arrested in connection with kidnappings in the Tunga-Maje area of the FCT, while Usman Musa, 20; Bello Musa, 21; and Haruna Alhassan, 22, were members of a notorious syndicate of kidnappers abducting people in the Tungan-Maje, Bwari and Kwali-Kuje areas of Abuja.
Yusuf also disclosed that the suspects have confessed to the crime, adding that N1,275,000 paid as ransom and three wristwatches and mobile phones were recovered from Musa, Bello and Haruna, while a mobile phone was recovered from Abdullahi and Alhassan.
Yusuf said:“One Usman Musa, 20; Bello Musa, 21; and Haruna Alhassan, 22, were arrested by police operatives from the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad during an intelligence-led operation.
“Exhibits recovered from them are the sum of N1,275,000 paid as ransom by their victims, three mobile phones, charms, three wristwatches and two caps.”