Three suspected kidnappers has been arrested in Mararaba, Nasarawa state, According to the state police command.

The suspects, identified as Babangida Abdullahi (29), Mohammed Abubakar (27), and Yakubu Sani (30), all residents of Aso B Mararaba, Karu LGA, allegedly conspired to kidnap one Ibrahim Idris, an uncle to one of the suspects.

According to a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in Nasarawa, DSP Ramhan Nansel, the suspects contacted Idris and threatened to kidnap him if he did not pay N2 million.

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Nansel stated that Idris complied and dropped the money at a location specified by the suspects for fear of being kidnapped.

He also said that the suspects picked up the money and divided it among themselves.

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“The suspects allegedly conspired among themselves and placed a call across to one Ibrahim Idris of the same address, an uncle to one of the suspects.

“They threatened to kidnap him if he didn’t pay a ransom of Two Million Naira.

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“Scared of being kidnapped, the victim dropped the total sum requested by the suspects at their preferred location; after which they picked it up and shared it among themselves.” Nansel stated in the press release with Ref. number AZ:5250/NAS/PRD/VOL.2/68

The PPRO stated that the arrested suspects have confessed to the crime, and efforts are underway to apprehend another member of the syndicate who narrowly escaped arrest.