2 men have been apprehended for allegedly kidnapping a child in Adamawa State and seeking N5 million for the child’s release.
Muhammed, 28, and Aliyu Alhaji Aliyu, 55, allegedly kidnapped the eight-year-old boy and requested N5 million ransom from the parents.
The suspects, said to be residents of Lambata Local Government Area of Niger State, were arrested on October 3 in Adamawa State by the State Police Command.
In a statement issued on the 11th of October, DSP Suleiman Nguroje a police spokesperson said that the suspects were arrested by the command’s operatives attached to the State intelligent Bureau (SIB) in Yola.
According to Nguroje, the operatives acted on a report lodged by the kidnapped boy’s father, Alhaji Hamisu Sule, a resident of Lafiya village in Fufore LGA, on October 1, 2021.
Nguroje said the suspects took the boy to Niger State and demanded ransom from there, but that the police were able to get to the suspects at the point of ransom collection back in Adamawa State and saved the boy.