20-year-old man kidnaps father for N2m in Abuja

NEWS DIGEST – A 20-year-old man, Abubakar Amodu, has confessed to being part of a gang that kidnapped his father and collected N2m ransom.

He made the confession on Wednesday after he was paraded along with 25 suspects in Abuja by the Police Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba.

He said, “I became friends with the members of the gang, who told me that my father was rich, and he should be kidnapped for money.

“After we kidnapped my father, he paid N2m and I was given N200,000 as my share.”

Meanwhile, the police in Abuja has arrested one Mohammed Abdulrahman for parading himself as a Superintendent of Police and an operative of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the Commissioner of Police, Yusuf Mariam, in a statement issued, said Abdulrahman harassed residents along Mabushi Express axis under the façade of being a police officer.

The PPRO said, “Acting on credible intelligence, on 17th January 2021 Police Operatives from Mabushi Division arrested one Mohammed Abdulrahman ‘m’ at Mabushi for impersonating as a Superintendent of Police and an operative of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.

“The suspect is notorious for defrauding and attacking unsuspecting members of the public by parading himself as a member of the Nigeria Police Force. Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect habitually harasses residents along Mabushi Express axis under the façade of being a police officer thereby smearing the dignified image of the Nigeria Police Force.

“The exhibits recovered from the suspect are two warrant cards, one handcuff, one tear spray, one black belt, one red face cap, one black belt, one cutlass and one Toyota Camry black colour: AGL 541 ET.

“While reassuring FCT residents of the Command’s unflinching commitment towards the protection of lives and property, the Commissioner of Police CP. Bala Ciroma wishes all residents a prosperous and peaceful year ahead.”