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FCT Police arrest 19-year-old, four other youths for kidnapping

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Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have arrested a 19-year-old, Abdul Alhassan, and four other youths, who are suspected of involvement in kidnapping in Abuja.

The 19-year-old and Lawal Abdullahi, 25, was arrested in connection with kidnappings in the Tunga-Maje area of the FCT, while Usman Musa, 20; Bello Musa, 21; and Haruna Alhassan, 22, were suspected members of a notorious kidnapping syndicate that abduct people in the Tungan-Maje, Bwari and Kwali-Kuje areas in FCT.

Their arrest was confirmed by the command’s spokesperson, Mariam Yusuf, who said the suspects confessed to the crime.

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According to her, about N1,275,000 were paid as ransom, three wristwatches, and mobile phones were recovered from Musa, Bello, and Haruna, while a mobile phone was recovered from Abdullahi and Alhassan.

Yusuf said, “One Usman Musa, 20; Bello Musa, 21; and Haruna Alhassan, 22, were arrested by police operatives from the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad during an intelligence-led operation.

“Exhibits recovered from them are the sum of N1,275,000 paid as ransom by their victims, three mobile phones, charms, three wristwatches, and two caps.”

By Victor Uzoho…

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