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Tricycle Rider Arrested For Staging His Kidnap To Extort Sister Of N500,000



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The Gombe State Police Command has arrested a tricycle rider, Hallilu Aliyu for staging his own kidnap in a bid to collect a ransom of N500,000 from his sister.

Aliyu was apprehended by the police after a complaint was sent to the State Intelligence Bureau, Gombe.

The suspect reportedly planned with a friend to carry out the mission after he sold a tricycle given to him by his sister-in-law.

Mary Malum, the command’s Public Relations Officer, said the suspects would be held on the charges of criminal conspiracy, intimidation, kidnapping, and extortion.

She said: “The first suspect, Haliru Aliyu ‘m’ of Tudun Wada quarters Gombe was given a tricycle to ride by his sister in-law after his business had collapsed.

“However, the said suspect later sold the tricycle for N250,000 without the knowledge of the owner.

“When the owner asked for the tricycle or her money, the suspect failed to bring any. Because of the shame, according to him, on December 30, 2021, the suspect went to his friend’s house, the second suspect, one Ahmed Ladan ‘m’, where they criminally conspired and faked a kidnap of the said Haliru Aliyu with the intension to extort his elder sister one Zainab Aliyu ‘f’ aged 42yrs of the same address, the sum of N500,000 to enable him to refund the money.”

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