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Police Officer Rejects N1m Bribe to Release Suspected Kidnapper in Kano

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Isiyaku Ahmed

Police in Kano has arrested one Bamuwa Umaru for offering N1 million as a bribe to secure the release of a suspected kidnapper.

This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the Kano State Police Command Spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa.

According to the statement,  on 16th December 2022 one Alhaji Bamuwa Umaru, 62 years old, of Shika town, Sabon Gari LGA Kaduna State approached the Officer in Charge of Anti-Kidnapping Squad, State Criminal Investigation Department, Kano State Command, SP Aliyu Mohammed and offered him the sum of One Million Naira (N1,000,000:00) as bribe secure the release of one Yusuf Ibrahim, 27 years old, of Danjibga Village, Tsafe LGA, Zamfara State, a suspected kidnapper arrested at Rijiyar Zaki Motor Park Kano.

The statement further explained that Yusuf Ibrahim was arrested by a team of Operation Restore Peace led by CSP Usman Abdullahi, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Rijiyar Zaki Division Kano after he was identified by a driver they kidnapped along Funtuwa-Gusau Road, and collected the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000:00) as ransom before his release.

“On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to the crime and further confessed to having participated in a series of kidnappings at Sheme, Yankara, Faskari, and Kucheri Villages in Katsina and Zamfara States respectively.

“He further confessed that their syndicate members killed about Ten (10) of their kidnapped victims, and he alone killed Two (2) of the victims. Suspects will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.

The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mamman Dauda appreciates the good people of the Kano State, other Security Agencies, the Media, Vigilante Groups and the Command’s Community Policing Stakeholders for their prayers, support, encouragement, and cooperation, the statement added.

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