Suspected Kidnapper Using Teenager’s Phone To Negotiate Ransom Arrested In Abuja

Suspected Kidnapper Using Teenager's Phone To Negotiate Ransom Arrested In Abuja

A suspected kidnapper, Ibrahim Tunbow has been arrested by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command for allegedly using the a teenager’s phone to negotiate for ransom.

According to reports, Tunbow, who was arrested on Monday afternoon, was accused of using a phone belonging to a 17-year-old boy in the Kwali area of the FCT to negotiate and collect ransom from the relations of a victim.

The suspect, thereafter offered the teenager N30,000 after he received the ransom, but the boy rejected the money. The suspect was said to have threatened to kill the boy if he tells anybody what happened between.

The teenager, who was scared, however related what transpired to his parents, who in turn reported to the police.

Confirming the arrest, the FCT Police Command Spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, said that efforts were ongoing to arrest others.

She added: “Tunbow has been arrested, and he is in our custody. He confessed to using the boy’s phone to make calls during interrogation.

“He also confessed to being behind some of the abductions in Yangoji, Sahda, and Killankwa. We have intensified efforts to arrest other members of his gang.”

The FCT Police Spokesperson however warned residents to be mindful of allowing strangers to make calls with their mobile phones.

Adeh said: “We want to use this medium to caution residents to be mindful of giving their phones to strangers to make calls. Parents should also caution their children against giving their phones to strangers.”

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