Police arrest 3 suspected kidnappers of Reps member

THE police, on Thursday, arrested three suspects, who kidnapped a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Sani Bello, on August 2, in his farm, on Kaduna-Abuja Road.

They will soon be arraigned in court for justice to take its due course.

The Force spokesman,  Don Awunah, paraded the suspects before newsmen at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Awunah, who assured that the police would soon apprehend the other three still at large, said they voluntarily confessed to the commission of the offence and roles they played individually during the interrogation.

He said the arrest followed a coordinated and painstaking investigation by the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Inspector-General’s monitoring unit, pointing out that the suspects were trailed and rounded up at Ungwan Kawu village, in DanDume Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The spokesman said items recovered from them included N250, 000 and a Gionee handset used for their nefarious activities.

Awunah said one of the suspects led operatives to a nearby location in the village where he buried N250, 000 part of the ransom money in a polythene bag.

According to him, “the suspects are assisting the police to apprehend other fleeing members of the gang.”

He said the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, had reassured Nigerians that the police would not relent in its efforts to arrest and prosecute criminals in Nigeria.

Awunah advised members of the public to avail the police credible information and assistance as law enforcement was a collective responsibility.

Speaking in Hausa Language, the leader of the gang, Haruna said they got a total of N10 million, which they shared with their sponsors.