Operatives of the Katsina State Police Command have arrested a kidnapper-turned crippled, Buhari Haruna, whereas trying to choose up a ransom for a kidnap operation.
The suspect, 22-year-old Haruna, is a resident of Kankia Local Government Area within the state; he was paraded on the state police command on Monday, for threatening and masterminding a kidnap try on one Hamisu Salisu of the identical Kankia neighborhood.
The suspect, who claimed to be a cellphone repairer, was stated to have referred to as his prime goal on cellphone demanding the sum of N2million to save lots of his household from being killed or kidnapped.
According to SP Isah Gambo, the Police Public Relations Officer within the state, the suspect whereas making the risk, was stated to have revealed that his preliminary plan was to kidnap the sufferer’s father however suspended the concept, realising that the outdated man was sick and hospitalised.
Hamisu, who reported the matter to the police, was suggested to play together with the suspect who instructed him to drop the N2million ransom at a location if he needed to save lots of his household from being kidnapped.
Unknown to him, the police had cordoned off the world, ready for the suspect to look and choose up the ransom. He then got here as a crippled crawling on his knee and buttocks to take the ransom.
“The Katsina Police Command has succeeded in arresting a person with a special need who turned himself into a kidnapper and demanded for a ransom of N2million. 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 N2million or risk being kidnapped.
“In the course of an 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 N2million 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 ransom money. Then our men rounded him up and he was arrested,” SP Isah Gambo stated.
In the course of interrogation, Haruna confessed to the crime although he claimed that it was solely his first time.