Starling revelations came from the Force Intelligence Bureau’s Intelligence Response Team IRT as the Police team arrested four male suspects for criminal conspiracy and kidnapping over the well coordinated kidnap of one Miss Hannah Queen at Apo Estate in Abuja.
The suspects all between the age group of 20-30 years were identified as Bello Ahmed male 25 who hails from Gombe town in Gombe State, Ibrahim Mohammed male 30 from Katsina LGA of Katsina State, Bilyamiyu Mohammed male 30 from Sokoto South LGA Sokoto State and Uche Daniel male 30 a native of Obowo town, Obowo LGA Imo State.
The kidnap of victim who was kidnapped on 26th March 2022 at Suniville Estate Apo was reported to the IRT Headquarters at Guzape by one of the uncles of the victim ACP Yusuf Sanni and the Police team arrested the suspects after they had released her.
The kidnapped victim a lawyer and daughter of a renowned diplomat was said to be engeged in a relationship with the suspect one Bello Ahmed who lives in Dubai United Arab Emirates UAE and a friend to the parents of the victim.
It was gathered that from Police investigations that the key suspect had married a wife and has two children before in Dubai before relocating to Nigeria to conspire with other criminal gang of kidnap for ransome syndicate to perfect the crime.
He had rented an apartment at the aforementioned estate in the Nigerian capital city upon his relocation to Nigeria based on the relationship he also established with the victim of the kidnapping who he also promised to marry before the kidnap incident was perfected.
He was alleged to have brought in the other three gang of kidnap for ransom members into the 3- bedroom bungalow apartment three days before the kidnap was arranged by himself when the lady visited him and was relaxing at his living room.
After the criminal gang members took him and his would be spouse into captivity, he made the victim to believe that he had sent ten million naira (N10 million) to the kidnappers for their release through a fake bank alert until she discovered the antics and started calling her parents for her release.
The key suspect confessed that they expected a total of fifty million naira (N50 million) as ransom from the parents of the victim of the kidnapping adding that he had expected that the gang would get up to at least N10 million naira (N10 million) each
He said:” My ex-lover put so much pressure on me to marry her and I kidnapped her in order to raise the money I needed.
“I regret my involvement in the act as I couldn’t get the money I expected will be paid as ransom”.
Further interrogation of the the key suspect by the Police had revealed that he had planned to marry the lady as a second wife in November 2022 but he decided to do the marriage ceremony in July this year in order to forestall the possibility of her marriage a new found lover.
Exhibits said to have been recovered from the suspects include a hack saw, two masks, one berret cap, one masking tape and one i-phone.
Other exhibits said to have been used by the suspects for the kidnapping and still missing from the House of the key suspect include three toy guns and an axe.
According to the investigative Police Officer Sergent Law Okeke, all the suspects are culpable in the crime as that all have made useful statements to aid Police investigations into the crime.
The Inspector-General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba has directed the Police authorities on the imperatives of a diligent prosecution of the matter in the nation’s law courts for justice to be served on all the suspects involved.