Kano state police rejects bribe of N1 million for the release of a kidnap suspect


A 62-year-old man, Bamuwa Umaru, has been arrested by the Kano State Police Command for attempting to secure the release of a suspected kidnapper, Yusuf Ibrahim. The incident occurred on December 16, 2022, at around 2pm, when Umaru, who is a resident of Shika town, Sabon Gari LGA in Kaduna State, approached the Officer in Charge of Anti-Kidnapping Squad, State Criminal Investigation Department, Kano State Command, SP Aliyu Mohammed, and offered him the sum of N1 million as a bribe to secure the release of Ibrahim.

Ibrahim, who is 27 years old and hails from Danjibga Village, Tsafe LGA, Zamfara State, was arrested by a team of Operation Restore Peace led by CSP Usman Abdullahi, the Divisional Police Officer, Rijiyar Zaki Division Kano, after he was identified by a driver whom he and his gang had kidnapped along Funtua-Gusau Road, and collected the sum of N500,000 as ransom before his release.

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The spokesperson for the Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna, said on Tuesday that the suspect upon preliminary investigation confirmed partaking in a series of kidnappings at villages in Katsina and Zamfara states and also confessed that their syndicate group killed up to 10 of their victims out of which he singlehandedly killed two.

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