Adamawa State police command has arrested three in connection with extortion and threat to kidnap innocent citizens.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of Adamawa State police command, (PPRO), DSP Sulaiman Nguroje said the trio were arrested on March 27, 2021.
” The Adamawa State police command, On 27/3/2021 apprehended 3 suspects including a female who are responsible for threatening and extorting innocent citizens.
” The suspects are; Suleiman Adamu 34 years, a resident of No. 18 Alkali Street, Demsawo, Yola North; Abdullahi Ayuba 36, a resident of Ghana Crescent, Bekaji, Yola North and Zainab Ahondu 50 years, living behind CBN, Jalingo,Taraba State.
” They were apprehended at their various hideouts at Viniklang and Doubeli in Girei and Yola North local government areas following report received and intense search by the police detectives attached to state intelligence bureau.
” Investigations so far revealed that the suspects always extort their victims upon text messages threatening to kidnap them if certain amount is not paid.
” The commissioner police CP Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, psc while commending OC SIB and his men for making it difficult for those criminals to escape arrest, equally directs further investigations into the case to bring up more human and material evidences for proper prosecution,” the statement said.
The statement noted that as part of efforts at tackling criminal activities and other related offences the commissioner of police, working in concert to deepen intelligence and strengthen security in the state directed anti kidnapping unit of the command to go after criminals everywhere within the state and equally called on people to always report any suspicious movement around their neighborhoods to police.