The Nigeria police on Monday said it arrested three kidnappers at hideouts in Abuja and Kano.
A statement by the spokesman of the Nigeria police, Jimoh Moshood, said they police also arrested car snatchers and recovered stolen vehicles.
Read the full statement below…
PARADE OF KIDNAP FOR RANSOM AND OTHER VIOLENT CRIMES SUSPECTS
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, concerned with crime of kidnappings and other related violent crimes in the country, reorganized and equipped the IGP’s Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Technical Intelligence Unit, (TIU) and other investigative departments of the Force for optimum performance to nip in the bud and rid the country of the menace.
- Against this background, the Special Tactical Squad STS with the assistance of Technical Intelligence Unit TIU/ATIC recorded remarkable achievements in tackling these crimes across the Country.
CASE I:ARREST OF VICIOUS KIDNAPPERS, RECOVERY OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION, VICTIMS CAR AND OPERATIONAL VEHICLE OF THE KIDNAPPERS
- Uche Obiora ‘M’
- Michael Ishaku ‘M’
iii. Raphael Dauda ‘M’
- Mohammed Sanusi Haruna ‘M’ (His room was used to keep the victims for nine (9) days at Mpape quarters FCT Abuja)
- Operational vehicle of the gang (Abuja color Mazda) with reg No. SNK 891 TM.
- One AK 49 rifle
iii. Fifty nine (59) 7.65 mm live ammunition
In a renewed onslaughts against kidnappers across the country, the operatives of the IGP’s Special Tactical Squad working on actionable intelligence, with the assistance of Technical Intelligence Unit, TIU/ATIC, smashed a vicious kidnap for ransom gang and arrested three (3) kidnappers on 12/2/2017 at their hideout in Abuja and Kano respectively. The suspects confessed to the crime and admitted to have collected one million naira ransom money before releasing the victims. Investigation is being intensified to arrest the other fleeing members of the syndicate.
CASE II: RECOVERY OF ROBBED VEHICLE
- UCHE MAXCILLENOUS ‘M’ 35 YEARS
- Honda Hennessey 2000 model ash colour
- Two Honda Civic 1996 model black in colour
On the 18/02/2017, a reliable intelligence received on the activities of syndicate specialized in receiving stolen vehicles and the undercover operatives of IGP Special Tactical Squad (STS) trailed and arrested the above mentioned suspect. He confessed to have specialized in receiving stolen cars while the above listed exhibits were recovered from him. Suspect will be charged to court on completion of investigation.
CASE III: UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIRE ARMS AND AMMUNITION
- JOHN JUMARE ‘M’ 35 years of Buggai village Chukun LGA of Kaduna state.
- Three (3) locally made Rifles with fifty one (51) rounds of 7.65 mm
The IGP’s Special Tactical Squad working on actionable intelligence trailed and arrested the suspect on 22/2/2017 at Buggai Village in Chukun LGA Kaduna State. The suspect confessed to the crime and mentioned one Nelson Paul who had earlier been paraded as his supplier. The suspect will be charged to court on completion of investigation.
CASE IV: CONSPIRACY AND CAR SNATCHING
- Ibrahim Mohammed ‘M’
- Surajo Yakubu ‘M’
iii. Danlami Musa ‘M’
- Peugeot 406 in with Chassis No. VVF38BRF8105029120
- Toyota Camry Golden colour with Chassis No. 4TIV922KIN2351883
iii. Toyota Corolla, Green colour with chassis No. J9172EE8107022796
- Honda Civic Black color with Chassis No LHE1667YL051383
In a determination to tackle car snatching cases, on 28/01/2017, Operatives of the IGP’s Special Tactical Squad (STS) trailed and arrested a criminal syndicate that specialized in car snatching in Bauchi state and environs. During interrogation, suspects confessed to be members of a car snatch syndicate that specialized in drugging soft drinks for drivers and in the process snatch their vehicles. Investigation is being intensified to arrest the remaining gang members. Suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.
Thank you for your attention and God bless.
CSP JIMOH O. MOSHOOD
Force Public Relations Officers