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Police arrest suspected kidnapper, rescue two victims in Nasarawa

From Esther Akaa, Lafia

The Police Command in Nasarawa State says it has arrested a suspect, Stephen Jonah, a 32-years-old male from Tafa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State for allegedly kidnapping two persons in Karu LGA of Nasarawa State.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel said the police  also rescued the two kidnapped victims; Sadiq Abubakar Jibril and Danladi Aku, who are private security guards attached to a sachet water manufacturing company undergoing construction at Jeje Jijipe village, Karu LGA of the state.

The statement read: “on 3/12/2022 at about 0900hrs, a complaint was lodged at Karshi Division that, on 2/12/2022 at about 0200hrs, private security guards attached to a sachet water manufacturing company undergoing construction at Jeje Jijipe Village, Karu LGA were abducted and taken to an unknown destination.

“Acting based on the strength of the report, the Commissioner of Police, CP Maiyaki Mohammed Baba Mobilised a detachment of Police operatives led by CSP Nnamdi Udobor, the Divisional Police Officer, Karshi Division to conduct a relentless manhunt on the perpetrators of the crime.

“The search paid off with the arrest of one Stephen Jonah ‘M’ 32yrs from Tafa LGA of Kaduna State.

“In the course of the intensified investigation, the suspect led the Police operatives to their enclave at Hilltop, Jeje Jijipe village where two victims namely: Sadiq Abubakar Jibril and Danladi Aku were rescued unhurt and reunited with their families while a wooden carved gun used in perpetrating the dastardly act was recovered as an exhibit.

“CP Maiyaki Mohammed Baba has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia for further investigation; upon conclusion, he will be charged to Court for prosecution.”

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