The Kaduna State Police Command announced the arrest of a kidnapper who later confessed to his crimes, as confirmed by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mansir Hassan, in a statement issued on Tuesday.

On May 22, at approximately 10:00 AM, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Saminaka Division, acting on credible intelligence, successfully apprehended Abdulkarim Maude, a 33-year-old from Tudun Wada Mariri.

The arrest took place in Upara Warsapiti, Lere Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.

Upon his arrest, Maude was found with a bag containing ₦347,000, a machete, and various criminal charms. During interrogation, Maude confessed to being part of a kidnapping ring along with one Alhaji Yakubu and two others from Binchim Village, Bassa LGA, Plateau.

The suspect revealed that the recovered money was his share of the ransom collected from the kidnapping of two tractor operators, Yau Balele (45) and Lukman Abubakar (40).

The victims were abducted on May 17, 2024, while working on the farm of Alhaji Gambo and were taken to Binchim Hills, Bassa LGA, Plateau. They were released on May 20, 2024, after the ransom was paid.

Efforts are currently underway to apprehend the remaining accomplices involved in the kidnapping. The suspect, along with the recovered items, has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.

Commissioner of Police Ali Dabigi reassured the public of the command’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all residents. He expressed appreciation for the ongoing support and cooperation from the public and urged everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police.

The Kaduna State Police Command continues to work diligently to combat crime and protect its citizens, demonstrating its dedication to maintaining law and order in the region.




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