Police in Adamawa state have apprehended two men who allegedly kidnapped a child and demanded N5 million for the child’s release.
Naijatell learnt that the suspects identified as Muhammed, 28 and Aliyu Alhaji Aliyu, 55 kidnapped the eight-year-old boy and requested N5 million ransom from the parents.
It was also learnt that the suspects who are said to be residents of Lambata Local Government Area of Niger State, were arrested in Adamawa State by police operatives.
This was contained in a statement released by the police public relations officer in the state, DSP Suleiman Nguroje.
According to Nguroje, the suspects were arrested on the 3rd of October, 2021 by the command’s operatives attached to the State intelligent Bureau (SIB) in Yola.
Nguroje further stated that the operatives acted on a report lodged by the abducted boy’s father, Alhaji Hamisu Sule, a resident of Lafiya village in Fufore LGA, on the 1st October, 2021.
Nguroje said the suspects took the boy to Niger State and made the ransom demand from there, but that the police were able to get to the suspects at point of ransom collection back in Adamawa State and rescued the boy.