Operatives of Gombe State Police Command have arrested Mohammed Aminu, resident of Tudun Wada quarters, Gombe and Salisu Sa’idu, while attempting to collect their balance of N300,000 ransom from the victim’s family.
The Public Relations Officer,(PPRO) Gombe State Command, Mahid Abubakar(ASP) revealed this while parading the suspects.
He said that the arrest was effected after the gang had received a N100,000 transfer as proceed after kidnapping one Jibrin Muhammad from Taraba State.
The Police Public Relations Officer disclosed that one of the gang’s members, Sa’idu, was arrested in Kano by a team of the State Criminal Investigation Department upon the launch of an investigation.
Abubakar said, “Detectives attached to squad SCID Gombe while acting on credible information intercepted one Mohammed Aminu of Tudun Wada quarters, Gombe in the process of collecting a ransom of N300,000 after the sum of N100,000 was paid into a Jaiz Bank account number bearing Mohammed Al’amin Muhammad.
“In the course of the investigation, the suspect revealed that himself and one Saidu Salisu alias Soja and Turkani criminally conspired and armed themselves with three AK-47 rifles and kidnapped one Jibrin Muhammad of Bantaje village via Wukari LGA of Taraba State and collected the sum of N4,000,000 as ransom. Upon investigation, Salisu Sa’idu was apprehended at Kano State by detectives of the SCID Gombe, and the case is under investigation after which they will be brought to justice.”
Abubakar urged residents of the state to support the command with credible intelligence towards ending crime, stressing that the identity of providers would not be compromised.