Police arrest crippled kidnapper after collecting N2m ransom


Police arrest crippled kidnapper after collecting N2m ransom

A physically challenged man, Buhari Haruna, 22, has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command for attempted kidnapping for ransom.

He was paraded at the state police command on Tuesday for threatening and masterminding a kidnap attempt on one Hamisu Salisu in Kankia community.

The suspect, who claimed to be a phone repairer, was said to have on August 20, called his prime target on phone demanding the sum of two million ransom to save himself and family from being killed or kidnapped.

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According to the command’s spokesman, SP Isah Gambo, the suspect while making the threat, was said to have disclosed that his initial plan was to kidnap the victim’s father but later shelved the idea, after discovering that the old man was sick and hospitalised.

Hamisu, who reported the matter to the police was advised to play along with the suspect who instructed him to drop the two million ransom to a particular location.

Unknown to him, however, the police had cordoned the area, and were waiting patiently for the suspect to come and collect the ransom.

Immediately he picked the ransom, the police swooped ion him

According to the police spokesman, Buhari confessed to the crime but claimed that the attempted kidnap incident was his first time.of doing so.

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