The Yobe State Police Command has apprehended four youngsters for alleged kidnap of two minors in the Potiskum Local Government Area of the State.
According to the Command’s spokesperson, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, he said the suspects were tracked and apprehended by detectives of the force after they strived to accept ransom from parents of a 14-year-old abducted victim in Nahuta area.
The suspects are: Musa Adamu, 18; Aliyu Ibrahim, 17; Abubakar Zakari, 18; and Muhammed Saleh, 19.
“The 14-year-old boy was with his sister outside their residence when he was lured and whisked away in a vehicle by the suspects on October 12.
“The suspects later demanded five million Naira as a ransom for the release of the victim, but the amount was bargained to two hundred thousand Naira by his parents”, Abdulkarim said.
He noted investigation revealed that the phone number employed in the negotiations was stolen from one Hussaini Abdulazeez and is currently assisting in the investigation.
Also, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim said three suspect were arrested for allege kidnap of a four-year-old boy in Potiskum area of the state on September 8.
The suspect are: Adamu, Ibrahim and Zakari.
He said the suspects demanded a ransom of N10 million, which the victim’s family later negotiated to N200,000.
Investigation revealed that the money was paid into the account of an unsuspecting Point of Sale Operator (POS), who had no link with the syndicate.
He said the suspects would be prosecuted after investigations.