Monday, 12 December 2016
CBN governor’s wife kidnap: Police arrest last gang member in Minna
The last member of the kidnapping syndicate that abducted the wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been nabbed in Minna, the Niger State capital.
According to a statement from the Force Headquarters obtained on Monday, the suspect, Umar Abubakar was arrested by the Inspector-General’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) recently in Minna.
The statement reads in part, “Umar Abubakar aka Kiriwa was trailed and arrested in Minna, Niger State on 9th December, 2016 consequent upon several weeks of monitoring and actionable intelligence gathering coupled with collaborative efforts of public spirited members of the community.”
It (the statement ) added that “Umar Abubakar, one of the arrow heads of the dare devil kidnapping gang led detectives to two (2) houses and three plots of empty land he purchased with the proceeds of his share of the ransom.
“The arrested kingpin confessed that he used three million naira (N3m), part of the ransom, to open a provision shop in Minna, Niger State which he was running with his wife. The original papers of the houses and plots of land have been recovered and registered as exhibits and the shop also sealed.”
By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos