Police arrest three suspects for attempt kidnapp in Bauchi


By Ahmed Ahmed


The Police Command Bauchi State has arrested three suspects for criminal conspiracy, threat to life, criminal intimidation and attempted kidnapping in the State.

SP Ahmed Wakil, Spokesperson of the Command said this in a statement on Sunday in Bauchi,

He said the command in the fight against kidnapping and other heinous crimes have continued to yield positive results.

“On the 7th day of March 2024 at about 1400hrs one Yahaya Adamu ‘m’ of Badakoshi village Bauchi LGA, complained to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) domiciled in Criminal Investigation Department of the Command.


“That on the 4th March 2024 at about 2030 hrs an anonymous individual called him on phone and introduced himself to him. He threatened him to produce the sum of five million naira (N5.000,000:00)

“Or else he would mobilise his gang to kidnap either him (Yahaya) in particular or his family members. A few days later, the claimed kidnappers sent him their account details using a Point of Sale (POS) Businessman account to deposit the requested amount,” Wakil said.

He added that the suspected kidnappers emphasised that they knew all his assets and family members and to prove it, they started mentioning their names one after the other further threatening that if the complainant resists to deposit the demanded amount, he would be at risk.

According to him, on receipt of the intelligence, the Commissioner of Police Bauchi Command, Auwal Musa directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to discreetly investigate the circumstances surrounding the report.

“The investigation was conducted using modern technology and resulted in the arrest of the suspects,Haro Adamu 35, Aliyu Saidu 40,and Musa Umaru 35 of Birnin Kudu town in Jigawa State.

“The suspects were differently arrested in Birnin Kudu town inJigawa State and Kaltunga via Plateau State respectively,” he said

The Spokesperson explained that an interrogation was conducted with the suspects who voluntarily confessed to the alleged criminal act and will be charged to court for prosecution.