Police nab suspected abductors of Adamawa businessman

Adamawa on map
Adamawa on map

The police in Adamawa State have announced the arrest of two men suspected to have kidnapped a prominent businessman in the state, Abubakar Bashar.

Mr Bashar was released only after payment of a huge ransom. His captors had demanded N200 million.

Parading the suspects on Monday, police spokesperson in the state, Sulaiman Nguroje, said they were arrested on a tip-off. He said the police were making efforts to arrest other members of their syndicate still at large.

“The two are also alleged to be behind various kidnapping around Yola and environs,” Mr Nguroje, a deputy superintendent of police, said.

“We arrested one of them at Ngurore and the other in Yola. The duo belongs to a syndicate terrorising people in Yola.

“The police is intensifying its dragnet to ensure that other members of the syndicate are also brought to justice,” he said.

One of the suspects, Bello Abdullahi, told reporters that they connived with Mr Bashar’s cow herder who provided them with information that led to the kidnap.

” His Gaunako (cows rearer) told us when Alhaji would be coming on the fateful day, so we waited and later pounced on him. We abducted him and demanded the sum of N20 million in ramsom, which was paid.

READ ALSO: FCT police arrest 42 over rape allegations, other crimes

“We shared the money and I was given N400,000 while other seniors now at large shared the huge sum.

“I regret my involvement,” said the suspect.

Mr Bashar was abducted in April this year near the Yola gate while returning from his farm.

Associates of the businessman said that his abductors released him after a huge amount of money was paid as ransom.

Advertisement

PT Mag Campaign AD

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...



NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.