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Abubakar Abdullahi and his cohorts held the victim’s father captive when he came to deliver N50,000 ransom over claims that the money was meagre.

A suspected bandits informant has been apprehended by the Katsina State Police Command for kidnapping a 5-year-old boy in Malumfashi Local Government Area of the state.

Parading the suspect on Wednesday, September 1, spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah in a statement said Abubakar Abdullahi and his cohorts held the victim’s father captive when he came to deliver N50,000 ransom over claims that the money was meagre.

 “On 23/08/2021 at about 1500hrs, the Command succeeded in arresting one Abubakar Abdullahi, ‘M’, aged 30yrs of Allah Nadogara village, Malumfashi LGA, a notorious suspected kidnapper and informant to bandit,” Gambo stated.

“On 25/05/2021 at about 01:00hrs, suspect criminally conspired with others (now at large) attacked the house of one Abubakar Aliyu at Nadogara village, Malumfashi and kidnapped his little son, one Yusuf Aliyu, ‘M’, aged 5yrs to unknown destination and kept him in the bush for thirty-two (32) days

“When the complainant went to pay ransom of fifty thousand naira (N50,000) he was also held captive as the ransom was too meagre as alleged by the bandits. The Complainant stated that he spent nine (9) days in captivity before he later escaped along with his little son. In the course of investigation, the suspect Abubakar Abdullahi was trailed and arrested and confessed to the commission of the offence along with his cohorts (now at large). Investigation is ongoing.”

The PPRO said the command also arrested a cattle rustler, Muntari Yusuf and recovered two cows from him.

“On the 17/08/2021 at about 1520hrs base on a tip off, a team of policemen attached to operation Sharan Daji succeeded in arresting one Muntari Yusuf `M` age 40yrs of Lugge village a notorious cattle rustler in possession of 3 rustled cows,” the statement read.

“In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to be under the command of one Sani Muhudinge a notorious rustler hibernating in the forest who sent him to deliver the said cows to one Mallam Bello `M` of Dan bafashi village to sell at Runka market. He further stated that the said Muhudinge sent him about four times to Gusami market at Zamfara state to dispose rustled cows. Investigation is ongoing.” Gambo added.

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