Monarch identifies kidnapper at eatery after paying N.6m ransom. The suspect who allegedly abducted the community head of Hunki, in Awe Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, Alhaji Umaru Jibrin, has been arrested by the Police.
The suspect was reportedly caught in an eatery in the city, where the victim had also gone to eat.
Speaking with reporters during the parade of the suspect alongside others by the Nasarawa State Police command, Jibrin said:
I identified one of those who kidnapped me at an eatery. When he noticed me at the eatery, he immediately tried to escape while the food was being served.
“It was then I recollected that he was one of those that kidnapped me and I quickly alerted those within the vicinity and he was caught. They released me from their den after my relations managed to raise N600,000 ransom.”
Confessing, the suspect, Musa Adamu, confirmed that he was among those that kidnapped the village head.
Parading the suspected criminals at the state police headquarters in Lafia, the state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, supplied the names of the suspects, who kidnapped the Hunki traditional ruler. They include Musa Adamu, 26; Umaru Muhammed, 28; Nuhu Muhammed, 38, and Hassan Zakaria, 20.
The police commissioner continued that the suspected kidnappers of the monarch were caught in Awe town, with 11 SIM cards of different network recovered from them.