Four suspected kidnappers were arrested in Kano by operatives of the Edo State Police Command after collecting ransom from their victims in the state.
The arrested suspects, Aminu Sadio, Umar Aminu, Adamu Abubakar, and Adamu Tahir, were reported to have abducted their victims in Fugar, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State but were nabbed in Kano State.
SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the command’s spokesperson, said the suspects were arrested by the Anti-kidnapping and Cyber Crime Unit of the command while a case of kidnapping was being investigated.
He said the police were informed of the abduction of four persons at Fugar, Edo State, on January 23, and ransom was allegedly collected by the abductors through Union Bank and Moniepoint, respectively.
Nwabuzor said the police used intelligence-based investigation to arrest Umar Aminu and Aminu Sadio, the owners of the two accounts that received the ransom.
He said, “Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have arrested four suspected kidnappers in Kano after collecting ransom from their victims in Edo State.
“The suspects, Aminu Sadio, 24; Umar Aminu, 22; Adamu Abubakar, 30, and Adamu Tahir, 30, were alleged to have kidnapped their victims in Fugar, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State but were arrested in Kano State.”