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Police Arrest Crippled Kidnapper Who Demanded N2million From His Kidnapped Victims

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A crippled man who is a kidnapper has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command for his crimes.

The suspect known as Buhari Haruna was arrested and paraded at the state police command for the attempted kidnapping of Hamisu Salisu of Kankia Local Government Area of katsina State.

Buhari had called his target on phone and demanded a ransom of N2million or he and his family will get kidnapped and killed.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Isah Gambo said that the perpetrator revealed that he initially planned to kidnap the victim’s father but after realizing the man was sick and hospitalized he changed his mind.

Hamisu reported the threat to the police and he was told to play along and deliver the supposed ransom to the given address while the police surround the area and stay out of sight.

When Buhari came to collect the money the police immediately apprehended him.

SP. Isah Gambo said: “The Katsina Police Command have succeeded in arresting a person with a special need who turned himself into a kidnapper and demanded for a ransom of N2 million.

“It may interest you to know that this gentleman here, Buhari Haruna is 22 years and from Kankia LGA of Katsina State.

“On 20 August, he sent a threat message to one Hamisu Salisu, who is also from Kankia LGA and demanded for the ransom N2 million or risk being kidnapped.

“In the course of investigation, the victim reported to the Kankia Police Division where preliminary investigation led to the arrest of this suspect.

“The fact of this case was that the police advised the victim to comply with the instructions of the suspect and he made mention of a place where the N2 million ransom was to be taken to him.

“We planned and successfully took the money to the location and after we dropped the money with our men hanging around the area, fortunately enough we saw this gentleman crawling and he went and took the ran some money. Then our men rounded him up and he was arrested.”